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Groundbreaking (September 2005)

December 2005

Alex G. Spanos Stadium June 2006

• 3,480 seats spanning California Boulevard -- a mix of chairback-style seats (888), bench seating (2,540), wheelchair positions (36) and wheelchair-accompanying seating (36) • Widening/improvements to the existing athletic field (new subsurface, drainage, and irrigation system) • Mustang Memorial Plaza with copper pillars for each team member who died in 1960 plane crash and life-size Mustang Statue • New stadium lighting and public address systems • Press Box (includes press and game staff area, two Alex and Faye Spanos radio suites, two coaching booths, one donated $8 million to TV booth, eight donor the football stadium suites, one renovation project. president’s suite) • Restrooms on Concourse and Press Box levels • Catering on Press Box Level • Seating Capacity: 11,075 • A $1 million videoboard/scoreboard was installed prior to the 2009 season • A new sound system was installed in 2018

Hall of Fame Game (Sept. 30, 2006)

Dedication ceremony Nov. 18, 2006

Savannah State game (Nov. 18, 2006)


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Welcome to Cal Poly Football

Quick Facts

GENERAl INFORMATION Name of School: Cal Poly City / Zip: San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 Founded: 1901 Enrollment: 22,811 (Fall 2017) Nickname / Colors: Mustangs / Forest Green & Gold Stadium (Capacity): Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075) Surface / lights: Natural grass with lights (upgraded in 2006) Affiliation: NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Conference: Big Sky Conference (Seventh Season) President: Dr. Jeffrey D. Armstrong (Murray State ‘81) Athletics Director: Donald J. Oberhelman (Kansas State ‘93) Deputy Director of Athletics: Dr. Nick Pettit (Michigan State ‘98) Senior Woman Administrator: Barbara Martinez Athletic Dept. Phone: (805) 756-2924 HISTORY First Year of Football: 1915 (Became a four-year school in 1941) All-Time Bowl/Playoff Record: 5-7 (1-4 in FCS) Years in Post-Season: 8 (four in FCS -- 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016) All-Time Record (99 Seasons): 504-408-20 (55.2 percent) All-Time Record Since 1941 (Four-Year School): 415-326-9 (55.9 percent) All-Time FCS Record (1994-2017): 143-127 (53.0 percent) (24 years) Playoff Records: Division I FCS -- 1-4 (1-1 in 2005, 0-1 in 2008, 2012, 2016) Division II -- 4-3 (1972 0-1; 1978 0-1, 1980 3-0,1990 1-1) last Playoff Appearance: Division I FCS -- 2016 (lost to U. San Diego 35-21) Division II -- 1990 (lost to North Dakota State 47-0) ATHlETICS COMMUNICATIONS Communications Director: Eric Burdick Football Contact: Eric Burdick Office Phone: (805) 756-6550 Office FAX: (805) 756-2650 Home/Cell Phone: (805) 550-3427 / (805) 550-3427 Press Box Phone: (805) 756-6739 E-mail Address: eburdick@calpoly.edu Communications Assistants: Chris Giovannetti, Donovan Aird Web Site: www.GoPoly.com Media Relations Overnight & Mailing Address: Cal Poly Athletic Media Relations Mott Gym, Room 201 1 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 MISCEllANEOUS INFORMATION Mackenzie Zinger Office Phone: (805) 756-5794 Assoc. A.D./Advancement: Chris Baker Office Phone: (805) 756-7188 Head Athletics Trainer: Kristal Slover Office Phone: (805) 756-6065 Football Athletics Trainers: Chris Ritter, Neal Mc Ivor, TBA Strength and Conditioning: Chris Holder Equipment Manager: Rich Hodgkinson Office Phone: (805) 756-1188

Business Coordinator:

FOOTBAll INFORMATION Head Coach: Tim Walsh, 10th Year (UC Riverside ‘77) Records: At Cal Poly -- 51-52 (Nine Years); Overall -- 168-134 (27 Years) Best Time to Call: Mornings -- 10-11 a.m. (Contact SID) Assistant Coaches: Offensive Coor./Offensive Line -- Jim Craft, Sixth Year (Portland State ‘98) Asst. HC/RBs/Recr. Coor. -- Aristotle Thompson, 10th Year (Boise State ‘01) Wide Rec./Special Teams Coor. -- Dan Ferrigno, Second Year (S.F. State ‘78) Quarterbacks -- Dano Graves, Second Year (Cal Poly ‘17) Fullbacks/Tight Ends -- Kenneth McMillan, First Year (Cal Poly ‘18) Defensive Coor. (Inside LBs) -- Josh Brown, Ninth Year (San Jose State ‘03) Defensive Line -- James Jones III, First Year (Texas Southern ‘98) Outside LBs -- Matt Ta’ufo’ou, First Year (Iowa State ‘12) Safeties -- Randy Stewart, Sixth Year (Boise State ‘82) Cornerbacks -- Allen Brown, Third Year (Eastern Washington ‘14) Quality Control Coach -- Joe Harper, Seventh Year (UCLA ‘59) Director of Player Development — Dan Atencio, Second Year (San Francisco State ‘69) Director of Football Operations — Travis Roth, Third Year (Cal Lutheran ‘13)

CAl POlY TEAM INFORMATION 2017 Record: 1-10 overall (1-7, 12th Place in Big Sky) Basic Formations: Offense -- Spread Triple Option; Defense -- 3-4 lettermen Returning: 46 total (24 offense / 20 defense / 6 specialists) lettermen lost: 23 total (9 offense / 14 defense / 2 specialists) Starters Returning: 17 total (12 offense / 5 defense) Starters lost: 13 total (5 offense / 8 defense) Specialists Returning: 6 - J.J. Koski (KR/PR), Malcolm Davis (KR), Alex Vega (K), Casey Sublette (K/P), Dominic Frasch (KR), Ryan McNab (H) Specialists lost: 2 - Mason Montgomery (LS), Kyle Lewis (KR) Redshirts Returning: 26; Walk-Ons: 5; Transfers: 8; Squad Members: 11; Newcomers: 19

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

2018 Schedule

Opponent Time at North Dakota State . . . . . . . . . .12:30 p.m. WEBER STATE (NC) . . . . . . . . . . .6:05 p.m. BROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:05 p.m. *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. *MONTANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. *at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Bye *#&UC DAVIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. *at Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *^IDAHO STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. *SOUTHERN UTAH . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m.

& Parent and Family Weekend ^ Homecoming Game $ Hats off to Heroes # Battle for the Golden Horseshoe * Big Sky Conference game All Times Pacific

Table of Contents

Alex G. Spanos Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 Battle for the Golden Horseshoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6 President / Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8 Cal Poly Athletics Dept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10 Athletics Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 This is San Luis Obispo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 The Mustang Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Mustang Strength Complex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-16 Big Sky Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-23 Pronunciation Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 2018 Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Great West Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Doerr Family Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 2018 Cal Poly Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-30 2018 Preseason Depth Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Travel Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-33 2018 Spring Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 2017 Postseason Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Series Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35 2018 Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-41 Mustang Memorial Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC 2018 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC

Credits

The 2018 Cal Poly Football Team Information Guide is published by the Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office, Mott Gym, Room 201, 1 Grand Avenue, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 Editor: Eric Burdick, Director of Athletics Communications Photographers: Matt Brown, Eric Burdick, Chris Leschinsky, Stan Grosz, The Tribune, Alexander Bohlen, Matt Brown, Paul Brenneman, Karen Froyland, Ray Ambler, Ian Billings, Yary Photography, Cal Poly Archives, Tom Wolfe, Fox Sports Cover Design: Jennifer Chow Contributors: Steve Yoneda, Chris Giovannetti, Donovan Aird

What’s in a Name? When referring to Cal Poly and its Division I athletic teams, please use “Cal Poly” or "Cal Poly Mustangs" only. These are the only names referencing the university that are registered with and approved by the NCAA. Incorrect names that should NOT be used include; Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Poly, Cal Polytech, California Poly, Cal Tech, Cal State, San Luis Obispo, CPSU, UC San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Broncos, Cal-Poly or Cal Poly-Pomona. For detail regarding Cal Poly Athletics' approved logos, name, team colors and brand standards, please visit www.gopoly.com and select Branding Guidelines under the “Inside Athletics” tab on the home page.

On the Cover The front cover of the 2018 Cal Poly Football Team Information Guide, designed by Jennifer Chow, features, from left to right, top row: Malcolm Davis, Dominic Frasch, Joe Protheroe and Khaleel Jenkins; Bottom row: Tiasamo Savusa, Harry Whitson, Zach Shallcross and Casey Sublette.


2 The 2018 edition of the Cal Poly Football Team Information Guide is designed as a source of information for the media covering the Mustangs during the 2018 season. Please take a moment to review this page to assist you in answering any questions regarding media services and policies. The guide will be supplemented during the season with news releases, statistics and photos. We at Cal Poly appreciate your interest in our football program, and are always available to assist all media members in the coverage of the Mustangs. The Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office is located on the second floor of the Mott Athletics Center (Room 201). Parking for Alex G. Spanos Stadium is available behind Heron Hall if advance notice is received. MAIlING ADDRESS: Athletics Communications Cal Poly 1 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 Phone: (805) 756-6531

OVERNIGHT MAIlING ADDRESS: Athletics Communications Mott Athletics Center, Room 201 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 Phone: (805) 756-6531

ENTRANCE: The entrance to Alex G. Spanos Stadium is via Campus Way off California Boulevard. A parking lot attendant will check for a proper parking pass. Please request a parking pass at least one week in advance of the game. Media entrance is at the southwest corner of Alex G. Spanos Stadium (adjacent to Memorial Plaza on California Boulevard). MEDIA CREDENTIAlS: Credentials are only issued to accredited members of the media. The press box is located on the west side of Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Please direct all credential requests to Eric Burdick, Athletics Communications Director, at least 72 hours prior to each game. Media passes will be left at Will Call at the northeast corner of the stadium. INTERVIEW POlICY: All interviews with Cal Poly coaching staff and athletes must be arranged through the Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office at least 24 hours in advance. Arrangements will be made for telephone and in-person interviews.

Media Information

GAME-DAY SERVICES: Pregame notes, rosters, statistics, flip-cards, media guides and programs will be available in the press box three hours prior to kickoff. Complete statistics and play-by-play sheets will be distributed at the end of each quarter and again at the end of the game. Updated scores of other games across the nation will be distributed throughout the game. Cal Poly uses the StatCrew statistics system for football with statistics monitors available for visiting media. Drinks and food will be available throughout the game. PARKING: Parking is very limited. Please call the Athletics Communications Office at (805) 756-6550 at least one week in advance for a media parking pass.

DIRECTIONS TO AlEX G. SPANOS STADIUM: From U.S. Highway 101 (north or south), take the California Boulevard exit. Turn right at the stop sign. Proceed through the signal at Foothill Boulevard and turn right on Campus Way. Take the first left -- a driveway -- into the parking lot behind Heron Hall. PHONE lINE INFORMATION: Two phone lines (POTS) are available at Alex G. Spanos Stadium for the official visiting radio station. Separate phone lines will also be available for media wishing to file from the press box. Additional phone lines may be installed by calling Cal Poly Telephone Services at (805) 756-2671.

POSTGAME: Postgame interviews will take place in the football coaches office in the parking lot behind Heron Hall. Team locker rooms are off limits to the media. Requested players will be brought to the interview area 10 minutes after the game. Give your request to an SID in the press box. Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh will be available to the media following live radio obligations. Full statistical books will be available to the media 20 minutes after the game.

EMAIl / INTERNET: The Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office will post all news releases on Mondays and statistics and stories following each game on the official Web site “www.GoPoly.com”. Weekly press notes will be emailed to those media members wishing to receive notes via email. Please contact Athletics Communications Director Eric Burdick with any request to receive notes via email. Internet access via Ethernet is available in the press box. Campus wireless access is not recommended.

Mustangs on the Air

ESPN Radio (1280 AM) is entering its 12th full season as the flagship station for Cal Poly athletics. ESPN broadcast Cal Poly baseball games for three seasons, then added football, men’s basketball and broadcasts of other selected sports events to its Central Coast schedule starting in the fall of 2007. Chris Sylvester begins his third year as the play-by-play announcer for Cal Poly this fall. Alex Clupper will provide color commentary. Sylvester, who attended Cypress College, has previously done the

majority of his broadcast work in Southern California. Since 2011 he has broadcast games for Saint John Bosco High School in Bellflower and Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. In addition to his play-by-play work, he has hosted shows on the Los Angeles Angels radio station AM 830 KLAA and most recently the L.A. Sports Report on the L.A. Kings radio station AM 790 KABC. A coaches show featuring Tim Walsh, other Mustang head coaches and special guests, hosted by Sylvester, will air weekly on Tuesdays.

www.GoPoly.com

Game Stories • Press Releases • Schedules • Statistics • Rosters • Photos • Videos Live Audio Broadcasts • Live Video Streams • Camps • Merchandise • Ticket Information

Key Phone Numbers Area Code is 805

Athletics Communications Athletics Communications Phone . . . .756-6550 Athletics Communications Fax . . . . . .756-7255 Alex G. Spanos Stadium Press Box . . . . .756-6739 Football SID Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550-3427 Football SID Cell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550-3427 Football SID email . . . . . .eburdick@calpoly.edu Athletics Web Site . . . . . . . . .www.GoPoly.com Twitter: . . . . . . . .www.Twitter.com/CPMustangs Facebook: www.Facebook.com/CalPolyMustangs YouTube: . .www.YouTube.com/CalPolyAthletics

Athletics Department Athletics Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2924 Football Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7389 Ticket Office . . . . . . .756-4TIX, (866) GoStangs Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1188 Athletics Training Room . . . . . . . . . . .756-6065 Athletics Business Office . . . . . . . . . . .756-2882 Athletics Advancement . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6382 Special Events Coordinator . . . . . . . . .756-0277 Athletics Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-0280 Cal Poly Numbers University Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2281 Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6654 Alumni House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2586

local Hotels Lexington Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549-9911 Embassy Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549-0800 Holiday Inn Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544-8600 La Cuesta Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543-2777 Royal Oak Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544-4410 Super 8 Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..544-6888 The Cliffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773-5000 Quality Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541-5001 Hilton Garden Inn (Pismo Beach) . . . .773-6020 Transportation Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545-9111 Airlines United Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 864-8331 American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 433-7300 Alaska Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 252-7522

Charter Bus Agencies American Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481-4646 Silverado Bus Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544-7658

Athletics Communications Director

Eric Burdick is in his 18th year of service in the Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office. Prior to coming to Cal Poly, Burdick was sports editor at the San Luis Obispo County Tribune for over 20 years. A 1973 Cal Poly graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Burdick earned his secondary teaching credential a year later. He was sports information director of men’s sports at Cal Poly for the 1979-80 school year.


Media Information -- 2018-19 Cal Poly Media list

Newspapers

The Tribune P.O. Box 112 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 Sports Editor: Dan Itel Beat: TBA Phone: (805) 781-7991 Writer: TBA Phone: (805) 781-7993 Fax: (805) 781-7979 Web: www.sanluisobispo.com Email: TBA Mustang News (Student Paper) Graphic Arts Building Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 Sports Editor: Brian Truong Phone: (805) 756-1796 Fax: (805) 756-6784 www.mustangnews.net Web: Email: mustangdailysports@gmail.com

Santa Maria Times 3200 Skyway Drive (P.O. Box 400) Santa Maria, CA 93455 Sports Editor: Elliott Stern Phone: (805) 739-2235 Beat: Joe Bailey Phone: (805) 739-2237 Fax: (805) 928-5657 www.santamariatimes.com Web: Email: jbailey@santamariatimes.com Five Cities Times Press Recorder PO Box 460 Arroyo Grande, CA 93421-0460 Sports Editor: Joe Bailey Phone: (805) 489-4206 Fax: (805) 473-0571 Web: timespressrecorder.com Email: jbailey@santamariatimes.com

Atascadero News P.O. Box 6068 Atascadero, CA 93423 Sports Editor: Connor Allen Phone: (805) 466-2585 Fax: (805) 466-2714 www.atascaderonews.com Web: Email: sports@atascaderonews.com

Paso Robles Press and Gazette P.O. Box 427 Paso Robles, CA 93447 Sports Editor: Connor Allen Phone: (805) 237-6060 Fax: (805) 237-6066 www.pasoroblespress.com Web: Email: sports@pasoroblespress.com Tolosa Press (SlO City News) 2308 Broad Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Sports Editor: Jack Beardwood Phone: (805) 543-6397 Fax: (805) 543-3698 Web: www.tolosapress.com Email: j.beardwood@yahoo.com

Television

Fax: Web: Email:

(805) 349-9965 www.kcoy.com davealley@kcoy.com

KEYT-TV 3 (ABC Affiliate) 730 Miramonte Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93109 Sports Director: Mike Klan Sports Reporter: Kevin Roose Phone: (805) 966-9389 Fax: (805) 882-3931 Web: www.keyt.com Email: mklan@keyt.com assignmentdesk@keyt.com KCCE-TV (local Access) 770 Lawrence, Suite 150 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Sports Director: John Monroe Phone: (805) 545-7770 Fax: (805) 545-7774

Radio

KSBY-TV 6 (NBC Affiliate) 1772 Calle Joaquin San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Sports Director: Jessica Vo Sports Reporter: Chance Dickman Phone: (805) 597-8411 Dickman Phone: (805) 597-8416 Vo Phone: (805) 597-8400 Newsroom Fax: (805) 543-4378 Web: www.ksby.com Email: jvo@ksby.com cdickman@ksby.com

KCOY-TV 12 (CBS Affiliate) KKFX-TV 11 (Fox Affiliate) 1211 McCoy Lane Santa Maria, CA 93454 Sports Director: Dave Alley Phone: (805) 925-1200 (X650)

ESPN - 1280 AM | 101.7 FM (Flagship) P.O. Box 14910 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 Sports Director: Mike Chellsen Phone: (805) 547-1280 Fax: (805) 543-1508 Web: www.espnradio1280.com Email: woz@espnradio1280.com mike@espnradio1280.com

K-JEWEl - 106.5 FM / 1400 AM P.O. Box 1400 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 Sports Director: Dick Mason Phone: (805) 543-9400 Web: www.kjewel.net Email: slomason@gmail.com

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KVEC - AM 920 51 Zaca Lane, Suite 100 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Sports Director: TBA Phone: (805) 543-8830 (805) 597-1440 Fax: (805) 781-2568 Web: www.920kvec.com

KUHl - AM 1440 P.O. Box 1964 Santa Maria, CA 93456 Sports Director: Brad Memberto Phone: (805) 922-7727 Fax: (805) 349-0265

KSlY - FM 96.1 Sports Update 51 Zaca Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: (805) 545-0101 Fax: (805) 541-5305 KCPR - Cal Poly Radio 91 News, Cal Poly Graphic Arts Building San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 Phone: (805) 756-5277 Fax: (805) 756-5415 web: www.kcpr.calpoly.edu

National Media Outlets Associated Press 221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Sports Editor: Ken Peters Sports: John Nadel, Beth Harris Phone: (213) 626-1200 Fax: (213) 346-0200

los Angeles Times Times Mirror Square Los Angeles, CA 90012 Sports Editor: Angel Rodriguez Phone: (800) 528-4637 Fax: (213) 237-7876 Web: www.latimes.com Email: spcolleges@latimes.com Orange County Register P.P. Box 11626 Santa Ana, CA 992711 Sports Editor: Chuck Scott Phone: (714) 796-7804 Fax: (714) 796-6765 Web: www.ocregister.com Email: sports@ocregister.com NCAA (317) 917-6800

Battle for the Golden Horseshoe

UC Davis regained its series advantage against Cal Poly with a 31-28 triumph on Oct. 28, 2017, inside Aggie Stadium. The Aggies lead the series, 21-20-2. In 2004, the two schools’ student-run spirit clubs, Mustang Maniacs and the Aggie Pack, came together to sponsor a perpetual trophy that resides with the team that wins each year. The horseshoe-shaped trophy signifies the agricultural influence at both universities. Although the trophy was established in 2004, the two teams have met for football games 42 times. From 2001-05 and in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the visiting team won. Fourteen games in the “Battle for the Golden Horseshoe” have been played, with each team winning seven times. The all-time series began in 1939 with UC Davis posting a 28-0 shutout at Davis. Cal Poly returned the favor in 1940 with a 27-0 victory in San Luis Obispo. The two teams have met every year since 1978. Nineteen of the games in the series have been decided by seven points or less.


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More than 22,000 students, nationally-renown courses of study and the top-ranked public master’s university in the western United States ... all 11 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

This is Cal Poly

ocated in the central California coastal town of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly comprises one of 23 campuses in the California State University, the nation’s largest four-year undergraduate university system. Each CSU campus is given considerable freedom to develop its programs and each institution boasts its own qualities and strengths. Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing principle of instruction prepares undergraduates for careers in applied technical and professional fields. From computers to crops, Cal Poly holds that the best preparation for any endeavor is derived through practical application. This ideal has set Cal Poly apart from other schools and been the school’s driving philosophy since its 1901 founding. Courses at Cal Poly emphasize a high proportion of lab work, fieldwork and special assignments, culminating with a senior project. Unique on-campus opportunities – such as an organic farm and a student-run daily newspaper and majors of study ranging from aerospace engineering to wine and viticulture – make hands-on learning a daily reality at Cal Poly. In total, Cal Poly confers bachelor's degrees in 66 separate areas of study. Nine of those degrees are exclusive to the San Luis Obispo campus (see next page). For 25 consecutive years, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly as the top public master’s university in the western U.S. The publication also ranked Cal Poly’s computer and civil engineering programs No. 2 nationwide, College of Engineering as No. 7 and aerospace, electrical and mechanical engineering each No. 3. On-campus activities are headquartered at the renown University Union and Cal Poly’s student-run activities have earned enviable reputations across the nation. Week of Welcome offers first-quarter students a successful introduction to the collegiate experience through a team of trained student leaders and university officials, all of whom provide academic and social resources, encourage awareness and promote relationships with the campus and Central Coast community.

Athletically, Cal Poly boasts one of the most successful Division I programs for an institution of its size. During the 2017-18 academic year, the athletics department – which sponsors 21 varsity programs – saw the men’s cross country and women’s volleyball teams advance to the NCAA regionals and capture Big West titles as well. Swarnjit Boyal qualified for the NCAA Championships in cross country and joined three others in track and field’s NCAA West Preliminary Round. Colton Schilling and Tom Lane earned spots in the NCAA Wrestling Championship. Jared Mohamed (football) along with Alex McKenna (baseball) earned All-America honors during the 2017-18 academic year along with three volleyball players and two from the beach volleyball team. McKenna (fourth round) and catcher Nick Meyer (sixth round) were selected in the MLB Draft in June 2018. Named Big West athletes of the year were Boyal (men’s cross country) and Meyer (baseball defensive player of the year). As testament to Cal Poly’s athletics and academic integrity, 110 Mustangs collected conference all-academic praise during the 2017-18 school year. The Cal Poly Athletics Department also finished sixth in the Big West Commissioner’s Cup, an award presented to the institution with the best overall results in the conference’s 18 sponsored sports, and nine squads posted perfect Academic Progress Rate scores during the 2016-17 academic year. Internationally, Cal Poly was represented at the 2008 Summer Olympics by former Mustangs Sharon Day (United States, high jump), Jimmy Van Ostrand (Canada, baseball) and Stephanie Brown Trafton, whose gold medal for the United States in the discus competition was the first such feat by a Mustang athlete. Day (heptathlon) and Brown Trafton (discus) also qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Wrestler Boris Novachkov qualified for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in 65-kilogram (143pound) freestyle competition.

THE CAL POLY BREAKDOWN

• Affiliation: Member of the 23-campus California State University, the largest four-year public university system within the United States • Location: San Luis Obispo, approximately 220 miles south of San Francisco and 200 miles north of Los Angeles • Terms: Four 11-week quarters per year • Student Body (Fall 2017 Quarter): 22,188 • Faculty: 1,244, with a 19-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio • Accredited and Recognized Programs: 24 • Estimated 2017-18 Annual Fee Average for Students (California Residents): Undergraduates – $9,432; Graduate – $9,432 • Out-of-State Tuition and Fees (2017-18): $21,312 • Room and Board (2017-18): $13,115 per year • Other Fees (Books, Supplies, Transportation. etc.): $4,566 per year

BEST IN THE WEST

CAL POLY AN ACADEMIC DYNASTY 25 YEARS IN THE MAKING

For the 25th straight year, Cal Poly was rated by U.S. News and World Report as the best public master’s university in the western United States in its 2017 America’s Best Colleges guidebook. Cal Poly also is rated the most efficient school among regional western universities and placed 11th in the publication’s overall list of the west’s best universities – including both public and private institutions – that provide “a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs but few, if any, doctoral programs.” The publication ranks colleges that grant doctoral degrees, such as those in the University of California system, in a separate category. “Being named Best in the West for 25 straight years is a terrific acknowledgment of Cal Poly’s sustained excellence over a long period of time,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “The credit belongs to our faculty and staff for their unwavering dedication and commitment to our students’ success, and it underscores the power of our Learn by Doing philosophy.”

Within individual areas of study, U.S. News and World Report ranked Cal Poly’s College of Engineering No. 7 among public engineering programs for schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s (Cal Poly was bested only by the United States Military Academy and Air Force Academy). A number of College of Engineering programs ranked high in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in their individual specialty categories. The university’s computer engineering and civil engineering programs are ranked No. 2 nationwide while aerospace, electrical and mechanical engineering programs were each ranked No. 3 at a public university in their respective specialty categories.

The College of Engineering plaza, located on the northwest corner of the Cal Poly campus.

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THE CAL POLY EXPERIENCE

FACTS, FIGURES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

• During the last survey conducted among those students who graduated during the 2016-17 academic year, 89 percent of Cal Poly students reported working full time or attending graduate school within one year of receiving an undergraduate degree. Breaking down the figures, 70 percent of Cal Poly graduates were working full time within one year of graduation, 17 percent were attending graduate school and 6 percent were at least employed part time. Additionally, 96 percent of those employed were in fields related to their college degree.

degrees to Asian students; No. 7 in agriculture degrees to students of all minority groups and No. 8 in engineering degrees to Hispanic students. Overall, Cal Poly ranked No. 12 in granting degrees to all minorities.

• The average high school grade-point average for freshmen enrolling at Cal Poly for the 2017-18 school year was 4.04. Average SAT score was 1,391 for reading and mathematics combined while the average ACT score was 30.0.

• The median starting salary for those Cal Poly stu- • Hundreds of firms recruit and employ Cal Poly dents graduating during the 2016-17 academic grads each year. Cal Poly annually hosts between 300 and 600 employers through an on-campus year was $60,900. recruiting program and career fairs. • Cal Poly’s admissions process is highly competitive. A total of 54,732 freshman and 10,775 transfer • Measuring 203,605 square feet, Robert E. and graduate applications were received for the Kennedy Library contains approximately 2,576,300 Fall 2018 term. About 5,000 freshmen and 900 items. This collection features more than 620,000 books, 107,000 bound periodicals and an extentransfer students are expected to enroll. sive collection of government documents and • Cal Poly has more than 128,000 alumni living and exclusive collections. working across the globe. San Luis Obispo County features the largest concentration of Cal Poly alum- • The average freshman retention rate, an indicator ni (14,479), followed by Santa Clara County (8,480) of student satisfaction, is 94 percent. and Los Angeles County (8,454). • 39 percent of full-time undergraduates receive • Of the 22,188 students enrolled at Cal Poly during some kind of need-based financial aid at Cal Poly, the 2017-18 academic year, 30.8 percent were and the average need-based scholarship or grant from the San Francisco Bay Area, 6.8 percent from award is $3,524. the Central Coast (San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Monterey counties), 20.8 percent from the Los • Recognized as a leading source of accounting Angeles area, 7 percent from the San Joaquin graduates, Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business Valley, 7.4 percent from the San Diego area, 6.5 is one of only two public universities in California percent from the Sacramento area, 4.7 percent (along with the University of California) to be recogfrom other California counties, 15.7 percent from nized by Business Week magazine as one of the other U.S. states and 1 percent international stu- top 100 undergraduate business programs in the nation. dents. • Cal Poly’s main campus features more than 1,300 acres. Off-site acreage includes the adjacent San Luis Creek Ranches (1,614 acres), non-adjacent Western Ranches (3,043), Swanton Pacific Ranch in Santa Cruz County (3,200) and the Valencia Property (500), also located in Santa Cruz County. Cal Poly is the second-largest land-holding institution in the state, ranking behind the University of California. Cal Poly, however, uses all of its holdings in active support of education.

• Cal Poly annually remains among the top-10 schools in the United States in granting degrees to Hispanic, Asian and other minority students in the fields of agriculture, architecture and engineering. According to Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, Cal Poly ranked No. 4 nationally in granting agriculture degrees to Hispanic students; No. 5 in architecture degrees to students of all minority groups and architecture degrees to both Asian and Hispanic students; No. 6 in agriculture

• As part of developing a comprehensive curriculum for a degree in wine and viticulture, Cal Poly and E&J Gallo Winery have established a state-of-theart vineyard on campus.

• The National Science Foundation has recognized Cal Poly’s science programs as among the most innovative undergraduate curriculums in the United States. A new 190,000-square-foot Center for Science and Mathematics was completed by Fall 2013. • The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is the nation’s fourthlargest undergraduate agricultural program.

• Cal Poly recently announced a $110 million gift from Bill and Linda Frost for its College of Science and Mathematics, the largest financial donation ever given to the university and the California State University system.

CAL POLY STUDENT BREAKDOWN*

• Male: 11,714 (52.8% of population); Female: 10,474 (47.2%) • Average Age: 20.2 • Approximate Geographic Freshman Origin: San Francisco Bay Area 30%, Los Angeles/Orange/Ventura Counties 21%, San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara/Monterey/San Benito Counties 7%, San Diego County 7%, San Joaquin Valley 7%, Sacramento area 6.5%, remaining California Counties 5%, remaining United States 16%, International 1% • Applications for 2018 Fall Term: First-time freshmen 54.732 (est.: 5,000 enrolled); Transfers 10,775 (est.: 900 enrolled); Post-Baccalaureate 1,317 (est.: 420 enrolled) • First-Time Freshman Student Average High School GPA: 4.04 • First-Time Freshman Student Average High School SAT Reading Score: 665 • First-Time Freshman Student Average High School SAT Math Score: 726 • First-Time Freshman Student Average High School ACT Score: 30.0 • Average Transfer Student GPA: 3.41 *All figures taken from Fall Quarter 2017

DEGREE PROGRAMS

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES • Agriculture and Environmental Plant Sciences* (BS) • Agricultural Business (BS, Minor) • Agricultural Communication (BS, Minor) • Agricultural Science (BS) • Agricultural Systems Management* (BS) • Animal Science (BS) • BioResource and Agricultural Engineering* (BS) • Dairy Science* (BS) • Environmental Earth and Soil Science (BS) • Environmental Management and Protection (BS) • Food Science (BS, Minor) • Forestry and Natural Resources (BS) • Nutrition (BS, Minor) • Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration (BS) • Wine and Viticulture (BS)

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN • Architectural Engineering* (BS, Minor) • Architecture (BArch) • City and Regional Planning (BS, MCRP, Minor) • Construction Management (BS, Minor) • Landscape Architecture (BLA, Minor)

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Aerospace Engineering (BS) Biomedical Engineering* (BS) Civil Engineering (BS) Computer Engineering (BS) Computer Science (BS, Minor) Electrical Engineering (BS) Environmental Engineering (BS) General Engineering (BS) Industrial Engineering (BS) Manufacturing Engineering (BS) Materials Engineering (BS) Mechanical Engineering (BS) Software Engineering (BS)

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS Anthropology and Geography (BA) Art and Design (BA) Child Development (BS, Minor) Communication Studies (BA, Minor) Comparative Ethnic Studies (BA) English (BA, Minor) Graphic Communication (BS, Minor) History (BA, Minor) Journalism (BS) Modern Languages and Literatures (BA) Music (BA, Minor) Philosophy (BA, Minor) Political Science (BA) Psychology (BS, Minor) Sociology (BA, minor) Theatre Arts (BA, Minor) COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS Biochemistry (BS) Biological Sciences (BS) Chemistry (BS) Kinesiology (BS) Liberal Studies (BS/BA) Marine Sciences (BS) Mathematics (BS, Minor) Microbiology (BS, Minor) Physics (BS, BA, Minor) Statistics (BS, Minor)

ORFALEA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS • Business Administration (BS) • Economics (BS, Minor) • Industrial Technology and Packaging (BS, Minor)

SEPARATE MINOR PROGRAMS Accounting Actuarial Preparation Agricultural Education Anthropology/Geography Art History Asian Studies Astronomy Biology Biotechnology Computing for Interaactive Arts Crop Science Dairy Industries Dance Data Science, Cross Disciplinary Studies Entrepreneurship Environmental Soil Science Environmental Studies Equine Science Ethnic Studies Ethics, Public Policy, Science and Technology • Event Planning and Experience Management • French • Fruit Science

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• Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology • Geographic Information Systems • Geology • German • Gerontology • Global Politics • Indigenous Studies in Natural Resources and the Environment • Integrated Marketing Communications • Italian Studies • Land Rehabilitation and Restoration Ecology • Landscape Horticulture • Latin American Studies • Law and Society • Linguistics • Meat Science and Processing • Media Arts, Society and Technology • Military Science • Multidisciplinary Design • Photography • Plant Protection • Poultry Management • Queer Studies • Rangeland Resources • Real Property Development • Religious Studies • Science and Risk Communication • Spanish • Studio Art • Sustainable Agriculture • Sustainable Environments • Water Science • Western Intellectual Tradition • Women's and Gender Studies • • • •

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MASTER’S PROGRAMS Accounting (MS) Aerospace Engineering (MS) Agricultural Education (MAE) Agriculture (MS), with specializations in BioResource and Agricultural Systems, Animal Science, Crop Science, Dairy Products Technology, Environmental Horticultural Science, Food Science, Irrigation, Plant Protection Science and Soil Science. Architecture (MS) Architectural Engineering (MS) Biological Sciences (MS) Biomedical Engineering (MS) Business (MBA) Business Analytics (MS) City and Regional Planning (MCRP) Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS) Computer Science (MS) Dairy Products Technology (MPS) Economics (MS) Education (MA) with specializations in Counseling and Guidance, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education (SPED), and Educational Leaderships and Administration (ELAP) Electrical Engineering (MS) Engineering (MS), with specializations in Integrated Technology Management and Water Engineering Engineering Management Program (MBA/MS) Engineering, Specialization in Transport Planning (MCRP/MS) English (MA) Fire Protection Engineering (MS) Forestry Sciences (MS) General Management (MBA) History (MA) Industrial Engineering (MS) Mathematics (MS) Mechanical Engineering (MS) Nutrition (MS) Packaging Value Chain (MS) Polymers and Coatings (MS) Psychology (MS) Public Policy (MPP) Taxation (MS)

DOCTORATE • Education (through College of Education and in conjunction with UC Santa Barbara) CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS • Administrative Services • Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate Disabilities) • Single Subject, including Agriculture Instruction; Biological Science Instruction; Chemistry Instruction; English Instruction; Geosciences Instruction; Mathematics Instruction; Physics Instruction; Social Science Instruction; World Languages Instruction • Multiple Subject • Bilingual Authorization

* Among California State University system’s 23 campuses, major course of study exclusive to Cal Poly.


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CAL POLY HISTORY

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, TRANSCENDENT FUTURE

In front of the Orfalea College of Business iis the O’Neill Green, which hosts, among other activities, a tailgate prior to football games at the adjacent and recently remodeled Alex G. Spanos Stadium. A 1948 graduate of the College of Agriculture, the late Richard J. O’Neill is the founder of Supporters of Mustang Athletics Teams (SUMAT) and was instrumental in helping to stabilize funding for Cal Poly.

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n the 1890s, when a proposal for a teacher training school in San Luis Obispo seemed unlikely to succeed, California State Senator Sylvester C. Smith instead suggested a polytechnic institute. Myron Angel, chronicler of San Luis Obispo County history, became an ardent supporter of the idea and articulated a vision to establish a school that would “teach the hand as well as the head.” The plan succeeded and on March 8, 1901, legislation was signed founding the California Polytechnic School, then a vocational high school. During the ensuing three decades, Cal Poly evolved into the modern equivalent of a junior college, but its future became uncertain. In 1933, however, Julian A. McPhee, chief of the California Bureau of Agricultural Education, saved the institution from abolishment by agreeing to become school president. During the next 33 years, McPhee guided Cal Poly’s transformation into a four-year institution and set an educational standard still emulated today. Cal Poly’s first baccalaureate exercises were held in May 1942 and in 1947, the institution was officially renamed California State Polytechnic College. As programs continued to evolve, the institution became California Polytechnic State University in 1972. The Learn by Doing ethos continues to inform the paths Cal Poly’s alumni pursue, and they keep the friendships they start here. They also learn by succeeding. Median starting salary for recent graduates was $60,900 (beating all other CSU and UC campuses) and mid-career salaries for Cal Poly alumni are better than all UC and CSU campuses except Berkeley and UC San Diego -- and better than many private universities. More than half of Cal Poly seniors have a job offer in hand before they graduate -- even in today’s difficult economy.

Dedicated in 2006 and situated outside of Alex G. Spanos Stadium, Mustang Memorial Plaza commemorates the 16 Cal Poly football players, team manager and program supporter who perished Oct. 29, 1960 in an airplane accident outside of Toledo, Ohio.

DISTINGUISHED AND NOTABLE ALUMNI

FROM SAN LUIS OBISPO TO SPACE, THE NATION’S ELITE CALL CAL POLY HOME

Robin Baggett Former General Counsel, Golden State Warriors Bobby Beathard Former NFL General Manager, San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins Richard Bergquist Founder and former CTO, PeopleSoft Gary Bloom Former vice chairman and president of Symantec Corp.; former CEO of Veritas Data Center Software Dean Borgman Developer of NOTAR, a rotorfree helicopter system Gregory Chamitoff Flight engineer, International Space Station Robert A. Coltrin Jr. Senior show set designer, Walt Disney Imagineering Jim Considine President, Ryder Stilwell, Inc., and former chair of CSU Board of Trustees Jeff Denham U.S. Congressman (CA) Laura Diaz Emmy Award-winning Co-News Anchor, KCBS 2/Los Angeles George P. Foster Owner, Foster Farms Michelle Franzen Correspondent, NBC News Thomas Gallo General manager, Gallo Wineries Danny Gans Former singer, comedian, impressionist and Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year (deceased) Robert L. Gibson Retired Chief Astronaut, Johnson Space Center/NASA Mohinder Gill Founder, Mohinder Sports and 1972 Olympian for India Brian Hackney 11-time Emmy Award winner, KCBS, San Francisco Greg Hind Founder, Hind Sportswear, Inc. Kathleen Holmgren Senior Vice President, Sun Microsystems Peter H. King National correspondent, Los Angeles Times Mike Krukow Former Major League pitcher; current San Francisco Giants radio and TV analyst Chuck Liddell Ultimate Fighting light heavyweight champion (retired) and

Cal Poly wrestler John Madden Emmy Award-winning football commentator (retired) and 1976 Super Bowl champion coach with Oakland Raiders Abel Maldonado Former Lt. Governor Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika Zambian Ambass. to Belgium Neel Murarka Gregory Chamitoff Program Manager, Microsoft was aboard Devin Nunes the International U.S. Congressman (CA) Space Station Peter Oppenheimer in 2008 Former Senior VP and CFO, Apple Inc. Linda Ozawa Olds, Kirk Perron, Joseph Vergara Tri-founders, Jamba Juice George Radanovich U.S. Congressman (CA) George Ramos Pulitzer Prize winner at Los Angeles Times and former Journalism Department chair (deceased) Loren Roberts Former UFC light Winner of eight PGA Tour heavyweight events and 13 Champions Tour champion Chuck events, Senior British Open Liddell wrestled champion (2006, 2009) at Cal Poly Robert Rowell Team President, Golden State Warriors Burt Rutan Pioneering designer of “Voyager,” the first aircraft to fly non-stop around Earth; designer of SpaceShipOne, winner of $10 million Ansari X prize Karin Smith Five-time U.S. Olympian in the javelin and first female inducted into Cal Poly Athletics Robert Charles Hall of Fame Tapella is entrusted Ozzie Smith as Public Printer Hall of Fame Major League of the United States shortstop Rick Sturckow Lieutenant Colonel, USMC and NASA astronaut Bill Swanson President, Raytheon Robert Charles Tapella Named in 2007 as Public Printer of the United States Ted Tollner Assistant coach for NFL teams for 15 seasons and former Hall of Fame Major head coach at USC and San Diego State League shortstop Alvin Trivelpiece Ozzie Smith Former director, U.S. played Department of Energy’s Office at Cal Poly of Energy between “Weird Al” Yankovic 1974-77 Grammy Award-winning parodist and entertainer

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CAL POLY ADMINISTRATION

PRESIDENT JEFFREY D. ARMSTRONG

effrey D. Armstrong began his tenure as Cal Poly's ninth permanent president on Feb. 1, 2011, with a determination to enhance the university's renowned Learn by Doing teaching approach. Dr. Armstrong brought to Cal Poly a blend of experience as an honored teacher, respected researcher, and experienced administrator. At Cal Poly, he has focused on ways to improve graduation rates. To further bolster student success, he has sought to expand university-industry partnerships to attract more applied research to the campus, thus increasing professional development experiences for faculty in order to enrich classroom instruction. As a first-generation college graduate, Dr. Armstrong is particularly passionate about nurturing a campus climate that embraces inclusivity and diversity. "To succeed in our increasingly multicultural society," Dr. Armstrong says, "our students need to experience the world as it really is." As a member of the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) executive committee, Dr. Armstrong joins a dedicated coalition of senior business and higher education executives committed to advancing innovative solutions to U.S. education and workforce challenges. Dr. Armstrong also served from 2011 to 2015 on the board of Aware Awake Alive, a national alcohol-awareness program created to educate young people on the symptoms of alcohol poisoning, create awareness on the conditions that enable it, and encourage responsibility for one another in situations where alcohol is consumed. He participates in numerous California State University (CSU) committees, including the CSU Agricultural Advisory Committee, CSU Agricultural Research Initiative, CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiatives, CSU Technology Steering Committee, and CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST). Dr. Armstrong also is one of two CSU representatives on the Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology. Before joining Cal Poly, Dr. Armstrong served as dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University (MSU), beginning in 2001. He was head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University from 1997 to 2001 and served in various positions at North Carolina State University (NCSU) from 1986 through 1997. As a faculty member at NCSU, Armstrong was known for engaging students in the classroom and was awarded numerous honors for his teaching excellence. He also was named Alumni Distinguished Professor for Undergraduate Teaching. A recognized leader in nutrition and reproduction in large food animals, Dr. Armstrong has helped raise more than $9 million in grants and cooperative agreements to support research on social responsibility in the food chain. He has written or contributed to more than 45 scientific journal articles.

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Welcome to Cal Poly

At Cal Poly, the most important person on campus is the student. We start with the premise that all of our students, because they have met Cal Poly's high standards for admission, are equipped to succeed. And then our dedicated faculty and staff bring to bear their enormous talent and unwavering commitment to students' success. Central to this process is Cal Poly's distinctive Learn by Doing approach, in which we provide students with daily opportunities to apply classroom theory to realworld problems in the context of a comprehensive polytechnic education, grounded in the arts and sciences. Learn by Doing enables students to develop deep confidence in their knowledge and technical skills, preparing them to become resourceful and innovative professionals who can help solve the problems of an increasingly complex and technological world. Highly motivated students, talented faculty, dedicated staff, and the dynamic nature of Learn by Doing - these are important facets of Cal Poly, but not the whole sum. An exceptional university succeeds only if it has the full engagement of the entire university community students, faculty and staff, parents, alumni and friends one that joins together in a partnership of discovery. Fortunately, Cal Poly has an abundance of people deeply committed to a vibrant partnership, and deeply committed to transforming lives, one student at a time. It is my great privilege to be associated with the people of Cal Poly, and I invite you to join our partnership. Jeffrey D. Armstrong President

Over his career, he has served as chairman of the United Egg Producers Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and advised McDonald's Corp. on animal welfare and broader issues related to corporate social responsibility. He served as chairman of the Michigan Board of Agriculture Assembly Farm Bill Committee and, in 2009, contributed to significant changes in Congress' farm legislation. Dr. Armstrong also served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Committee and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Seventh District Advisory Council. Raised on a beef cattle, swine, and tobacco farm in Western Kentucky, Armstrong attended Murray State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture in 1981. He earned both a master's (1984) and doctorate (1986) in physiology from North Carolina State University. Armstrong and his wife, Sharon, have two children. Jessica is a physician in obstetrics and gynecology and is married to Dean Gibbie, a realtor. Zack is a financial advisor in Lansing, Mich.

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS DON OBERHELMAN CAL POLY DIVISION I HONORS

onald J. Oberhelman was named Cal Poly’s Director of Athletics on March 17, 2011. Oberhelman came to Cal Poly after serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Associate Athletic Director at San Diego State University. In that capacity, he was responsible for the daily operations of San Diego State’s intercollegiate athletics program. “Cal Poly has a great tradition of academic excellence and we want to continue to build on that tradition in everything we do,” Oberhelman said at the time of his hiring. “For many people, athletics is the first impression they have of the university. We must make sure these impressions are great ones." Oberhelman has served in a number of NCAA and conference leadership roles, including The NCAA Division I Council. The 40-member Council is charged with managing the new governance structure, the many changes taking place in college athletics, and the day-to-day decision making for all of Division I. In April 2015, he was appointed by the NCAA to chair the newly formed NCAA Division I Legislative Committee to review legislation and communicate positions to the Division I Council. Oberhelman has served on many working groups for the NCAA, currently serving in a review of the future of amateurism within the collegiate model. He is a current member of the Executive Committee for the Big West Conference. Oberhelman also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hearst Cancer Center, as well as the Board of the American Heart Association. The Mustang Way, the core values for the department, was developed under Oberhelman's leadership. These values were so well received that the university adopted much of them as their own in 2012, and The Mustang Way has since become an integral part of campus life at Cal Poly. Cal Poly has recently seen many NCAA Division I 'firsts.' After a 20-year history in Division I, with Oberhelman at the helm the Mustangs experienced the first NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament appearance, the first Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament appearance, a number one national ranking for baseball, first hosting of the NCAA Baseball Regionals, first Big Sky Conference football championship, and the best finish in the Big West Commissioner's Cup in our history with six championships in one season (2013-14). The Mustangs' most successful competitive Division I campaign may have been during the 2013-14 season, but Oberhelman believes championships are not enough. “We know our primary obligation is to develop our studentathletes," said Oberhelman. "I want us to be leaders in graduation rates as well as in championships." Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong echoed Oberhelman’s sentiments. “Don’s goal is for all of our student-athletes to leave Cal

Conference Team Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Conference Coaches of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 NCAA National / Regional Coaches Of Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Team NCAA Tournament Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Individual NCAA Postseason Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 All-Conference Selections (First and Second Teams) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .861 All-Conference Academic Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,193 All-America Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 NCAA Individual National Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 CoSIDA Regional All-Academic Picks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Teams Earning Top-25 National Rankings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

MUSTANG DIVISION I EXCELLENCE

NCAA DIVISION I TOURNAMENT TEAM QUALIFIERS Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (2009, 2013, 2014) Men’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2014) Women’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2013) Men’s Cross Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 (1999, 2003-04, 2006-08, 2011) Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 (2005, 2008, 2012, 2016) Men’s Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2006) Men’s Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (1995, 2008, 2015) Women’s Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 (1999-00, 2002-04) Softball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2007, 2009) Men’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (2011, 2012, 2014) Women’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2003, 2011) Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 (1999-2000, 2002, 2006-07, 2017) Women’s Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2017)

BIG WEST CONFERENCE TEAM TITLES Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2014) Men’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2013-14) Women’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13) Men’s Cross Country . . . . . . . . . . .15 (1998-00, 2003-09, 2011-13, 2016-17) Women’s Cross Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 (2000-01, 2012-13, 2015-16) Men’s Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2006) Women’s Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 (1996, 1999-00, 2002-04, 2009, 2013) Softball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (2007, 2009) Men’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 (2007, 2010, 2012, 2013-14) Women’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2003) Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 (2006, 2007, 2017) Women’s Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (2016) AMERICAN WEST / GREAT WEST / BIG SKY CONFERENCE TITLES Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 (1994, 2004-05, 2008, 2011, 2012)

Poly with a diploma and a championship ring,” Armstrong said. “That’s a great goal for our student-athletes and our fans.” Mustang athletics continues to be a leader in graduation rates, graduating student-athletes at a higher rate than the campus as a whole, the ultimate measure of academic success. This past year the Mustangs received more NCAA Academic Achievement Awards than the rest of the Big West Conference combined, and half of all student-athletes maintain over a 3.0 GPA. Facility renovations abound as the Varsity Tennis Complex, Mott Athletics Center, Anderson Pool, and Alex G. Spanos Stadium have all seen improvements under Oberhelman's direction. Private giving has gone up dramatically during his tenure, leading to these improvements as well as growth in financial aid and athletic support staff. Prior to his tenure at San Diego State, Oberhelman served several roles at Southern Mississippi, the most recent as the senior associate athletic director (2002-07), education coordinator for athletics at Texas A&M (1998-2002) and as a compliance assistant at Florida State (1995-1998). The native of rural Kansas earned his bachelor’s in business administration at Kansas State and his master’s in athletic administration at Florida State. Don resides with his wife D.D. in Avila Beach.

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CAL POLY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL

MUSTANG HEAD COACHES

SOFIE AAGAARD Women’s Golf Fourth Year

JON SIOREDAS Wrestling Third Year

JOE CALLERO Men’s Basketball 10th Year

NICK CARLESS Men’s Tennis Eighth Year

SCOTT CARTWRIGHT Men’s Golf 18th Year

JENNY CONDON Softball 15th Year

MARK CONOVER Director of Track 10th Year Cross Country 21st Year

SAM CROSSON Women’s Volleyball Seventh Year

ALEX CROZIER Women’s Soccer 27th Year

LARRY LEE Baseball 17th Year

TODD ROGERS Beach Volleyball Fourth Year

STEVE SAMPSON Men’s Soccer Fourth Year

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TOM MILICH FAITH MIMNAUGH Men’s and Women’s Women’s Basketball Swimming and Diving 22nd Year 13th Year

TIM WALSH Football 10th Year

KATHRIN WINTERHALTER Women’s Tennis Fourth Year

MUSTANGS EXCEL IN THE CLASSROOM

or more than 100 years, Cal Poly’s student-athletes have been dedicated to excellence in both the athletic and academic arenas. During the 2017-18 scholastic year alone, 110 Mustangs were named to conference all-academic teams. Since Cal Poly transitioned to the Division I level in 1994, the school has enjoyed 1,193 total all-conference academic selections – an average of nearly 50 per year. Taking pride in each student’s ability to excel both athletically and intellectually, Cal Poly and the athletics department offer guidance and support to each student-athlete during his or her tenure. To support these motives, the athletics department initiated the Academic Resource Center.

Opened in 2001, the center provides yearround academic support, tutoring, workshops and academic advising. Remodeled in the summer of 2017, the center has also developed study hall programs with biquarterly progress checks, weekly academic appointments and a first-year seminar class for incoming student-athletes. In deference to the student-athlete’s need for class schedule flexibility, Cal Poly also offers in-season priority registration for two of the three quarters during which competition occurs. Of the 66 major courses offered at Cal Poly, Mustang student-athletes were enrolled in 52 separate areas, as of the Fall 2017 term.

ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE

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Featuring 21 varsity programs, the Cal Poly Athletics Department is in its 25th year of NCAA Division I competition since completing reclassification in 1994. With the exception of football (Big Sky Conference), wrestling (Pac-12 Conference) and the men’s and women’s swimming and indoor track and field programs (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), Cal Poly is also in its 23rd year as a member of the Big West Conference. Among Big West institutions, only UC Davis (24 programs) boasts more athletic disciplines than Cal Poly. Prior to transitioning to the Division I level, Cal Poly ranked as the most successful institution in the history of NCAA Division II athletics with 35 national team titles. Cal Poly has continued its winning tradition at the top flight with teams and individuals routinely earning conference championships and NCAA Tournament berths. During the 2013-14 academic year, the athletics department -- which added beach volleyball in 2014 -saw the men’s basketball, men’s tennis and baseball programs advance to the NCAA Championships. Individually during the 2017-18 academic year, the men’s cross country and women’s volleyball teams advanced to the NCAA regionals and captured Big West titles as well. Swarnjit Boyal qualified for the NCAA Championships in cross country and joined three others in track and field’s NCAA West Preliminary Round. Colton Schilling and Tom Lane earned spots in the NCAA Wrestling Championship. Jared Mohamed (football) along with Alex McKenna (baseball) earned All-America honors along with three volleyball players and two from the beach volleyball team. McKenna (fourth round) and catcher Nick Meyer (sixth round) were selected in the MLB Draft in June 2018. Named Big West athletes of the year were Boyal (men’s cross country), Meyer (baseball defensive player of the year), and Taylor Nelson (women’s volleyball). As testament to Cal Poly’s athletics and academic integrity, 110 Mustangs collected conference all-academic praise during the 2017-18 school year. Cal Poly athletes have consistently excelled outside the bounds of the collegiate arena. Cal Poly was represented at the 2008 Summer Olympics by former Mustangs Sharon Day (United States, high jump), Jimmy Van Ostrand (Canada, baseball) and Stephanie Brown Trafton, whose gold medal for the United States in the discus competition was the first such feat by a Mustang athlete. Day (heptathlon) and Brown Trafton (discus) also qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London while wrestler Boris Novachkov earned a spot in the 2016 Summer Games at Rio de Janeiro. Other prominent post-Cal Poly examples include AllAmerican wide receiver Ramses Barden (2005-08), who was a third-round selection by the New York Giants in 2009 and played four years in the NFL. Former linebacker Chris Gocong (2002-05) – one of Cal Poly’s three Buck Buchanan Award winners as the Football Championship Subdivision’s top defensive player – made 35 starts in three active seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Linebacker Nick Dzubnar currently is with the Los Angeles Chargers. Former men’s soccer midfielder Anton Peterlin is the only Big West player to have appeared in an English Football League match. Three former Mustangs -Junior Burgos (Toronto FC), Patrick McLain (Chivas USA), Kip Colvey (San Jose Earthquakes), George Malki (Houston Dynamo) and Ariel Lassiter (L.A. Galaxy) have played on Major League Soccer clubs. Mackenzie Pridham plays for Minnesota United FC of the North American Soccer League. Lassiter (Team USA) and Kip Colvey (New Zealand) have been named to national under-23 teams. As of August 2018, the Cal Poly baseball program produced seven Major League players in the last nine years with pitcher Bud Norris (Cardinals) and outfielder Mitch Haniger (Mariners) on active rosters. Eighteen other Mustangs were active professionally.

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STAFF DIRECTORY Cal Poly Athletics One Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388 Area Code: 805

CAL POLY ATHLETICS STAFF

BASEBALL (FAX: 756-7406) Larry Lee, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6367 / llee@calpoly.edu Teddy Warrecker, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2462 / twarreck@calpoly.edu Chal Fanning, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1201 / cfanning@calpoly.edu MEN’S BASKETBALL (FAX: 756-2650) Joe Callero, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mbb@calpoly.edu Mitch Reaves, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1747 / mreaves@calpoly.edu David Hanson, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2354 / drhanson@calpoly.edu Jamal Johnson, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2354 / jjohns74@calpoly.edu Kevon Davis, Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2354 / kdavis50@calpoly.edu

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (FAX: 756-2650) Faith Mimnaugh, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1159 / fmimnaug@calpoly.edu Kelsey Byrd, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7218 / klbyrd@calpoly.edu Kari Duperron, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2683 / kduperro@calpoly.edu Mackenzie Argens, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2953 / margens@calpoly.edu Tim Bayley, Director of Sports Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1159 / tbayley@calpoly.edu Kristina Santiago, Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1159 / knsantia@calpoly.edu

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (FAX: 756-2650) Mark Conover, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2235 / mconover@calpoly.edu Priscilla Bayley, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1130 / pbayley@calpoly.edu FOOTBALL (FAX: 756-6444) Tim Walsh, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5166 / tewalsh@calpoly.edu Jim Craft, Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2726 / jicraft@calpoly.edu Dan Ferrigno, Asst. Coach / Wide Receivers / Special Team Coordinator 756-2867 / dpferrige@calpoly.edu Aristotle Thompson, Asst. Head Coach / Running Backs . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5140 / athomp11@calpoly.edu Dano Graves, Asst. Coach / Quarterbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1338 / juwood@calpoly.edu Josh Brown, Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2866 / jbrown66@calpoly.edu James Jones III, Asst. Coach / Defensive Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2866 / jjone121@calpoly.edu Matt Ta’ufo’ou, Asst. Coach / Outside Linebackers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2928 / mtaufoou@calpoly.edu Randy Stewart, Asst. Coach / Defensive Backs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7389 / rstewa07@calpoly.edu Allen Brown, Asst. Coach / Defensive Backs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2866 / abrown99@calpoly.edu Kenneth McMillan, Asst. Coach / Fullbacks and Tight Ends . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7687 / kjmcmill@calpoly.edu MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GOLF (FAX: 756-2650) Scott Cartwright, Head Coach (Men) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5156 / lcartwri@calpoly.edu Sofie Aagaard, Head Coach (Women) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5156 / saagaard@calpoly.edu

MEN’S SOCCER (FAX: 756-2650) Steve Sampson, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7010 / stsampso@calpoly.edu Billy McNicol, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2905 / whmcnico@calpoly.edu Ignacio Hernandez, Assistant / Goalkeeper Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756--7070 / ighernan@calpoly.edu Moises Jimenez, Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7070 / mjimen24@calpoly.edu

DONOVAN AIRD CHRIS BAKER ANDREW BAIRD BRIAN BRANTLEY Assistant Media Associate A.D., Development Marketing Relations Director Advancement Director Specialist

LACEY BUCK Compliance Coordinator

ERIC BURDICK JENNIFER CHOW PAUL GABRIELSON JENNA GARCIA CHRIS GIOVANNETTI Administrative Assistant Media Assistant Assistant A.D., Director of Coordinator Relations Director Athletics Trainer Athletics Comm. Marketing

WOMEN’S SOCCER (FAX: 756-2650) Alex Crozier, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2590 / acrozier@calpoly.edu Scott Williams, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6560 / swilli53@calpoly.edu Lindsey Smith, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6560 / lsmith34@calpoly.edu Paige Johnson, Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2590 / pfjohnso@calpoly.edu SOFTBALL (FAX: 756-7405) Jenny Condon, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1539 / jacondon@calpoly.edu Gina Vecchione, Associate Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6365 / gvecchio@calpoly.edu Ally Carda, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6366 / ancarda@calpoly.edu

SWIMMING AND DIVING (FAX: 756-2650) Tom Milich, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5714 / tmilich@calpoly.edu Phil Yoshida, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5714 / pyoshida@calpoly.edu Izzy Diamond, Assistant (Diving) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5714 / idiamond@calpoly.edu MEN’S TENNIS (FAX: 756-2650) Nick Carless, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2777 / ncarless@calpoly.edu Garrett Patton, Associate Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2777 / gppatton@calpoly.edu

WOMEN’S TENNIS (FAX: 756-2650) Kathrin Winterhalter, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2768 / kfwinter@calpoly.edu Ellie Edles, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2768 / eedles@calpoly.edu

RYAN GRUSS HEATHER HELLMAN RICH HODGKINSON CHRIS HOLDER ASHLEIGH HORSTMANN Coordinator of Strength and Manager, Ticket Mustang Sports Equipment Manager Conditioning Coach Administration Operations Properties

TRACK AND FIELD (FAX: 756-2650) Mark Conover, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2235 / mconover@calpoly.edu Chris Baptista, Associate Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6501 / cjbaptis@calpoly.edu Priscilla Bayley, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1130 / pbayley@calpoly.edu Les Courtemanche, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2937 / lcourtem@calpoly.edu Brad Pickett, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2937 / bgpicket@calpoly.edu

VOLLEYBALL (FAX: 756-2650) Sam Crosson, Head Coach (Indoor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2878 / scrosson@calpoly.edu Todd Rogers, Head Coach (Beach) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2970 / torogers@calpoly.edu Caroline Walters, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2850 / cawalter@calpoly.edu Matt Kuelpman, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6090 / mbkuelpm@calpoly.edu WRESTLING (FAX: 756-2650) Jon Sioredas, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1348 / jsioreda@calpoly.edu Chris Chionuma, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5131 / cchionum@calpoly.edu Michael Hatcher, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5131 / mahatche@calpoly.edu

ADMINISTRATION (FAX: 756-2699) Don Oberhelman, Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2924 / obe@calpoly.edu Ashleigh Horstmann, Coordinator of Administration / Special Projects . .756-2924 / ahorstma@calpoly.edu Nick Pettit, Deputy Director of Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2882 / ndpettit@calpoly.edu Barbara Martinez, Asst. A.D. / SWA-Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5075 / bmartine@calpoly.edu Lacey Buck, Compliance Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2900 / lbuck@calpoly.edu Ryan Gruss / Manager, Ticket Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2790 / rgruss@calpoly.edu Alex Degregori, Assistant Ticket Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7288 / adegrego@calpoly.edu Sophie Burns, Assistant Ticket Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2734 / srburns@calpoly.edu Chris Holder, Strength and Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 756-5288 / cholder@calpoly.edu Rich Hodgkinson, Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1188 / skracher@calpoly.edu Jesse Latino, Asst. A.D. / Facilities and Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-1738 / jlatino@calpoly.edu Makenzie Zinger, Business Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5794 / mzinger@calpoly.edu

ATHLETICS ADVANCEMENT OFFICE (FAX: 756-7255) Chris Baker, Associate A.D., Advancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 756-7188 / baker@calpoly.edu Ashley Offermann, Associate A.D., Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5722 / aofferma@calpoly.edu Brian Brantley, Director of Development / Individual Sport Philanthropy . .756-0275 / brbrantl@calpoly.edu Bill Saylor, Special Events Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-0277 / bsaylor@calpoly.edu Jenna Garcia, Administrative Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6382 / jgarci08@calpoly.edu

ACADEMICS SERVICES (FAX: 756-2699) Shannon Stephens, Asst. A.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2762 / sgstephe@calpoly.edu Carly Head, Academic Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7036 / cehead@calpoly.edu Louise Torgerson, Academic Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7041 / ltorgers@calpoly.edu Kyle Ross, Academic Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7043 / kyross@calpoly.edu Zach Reed, Academic Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6495 / zreed01@calpoly.edu

MARKETING AND CORPORATE RELATIONS (FAX: 756-7255) Jennifer Chow, Director of Marketing and Fan Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-0280 / jchow14@calpoly.edu Jason Namanny, Marketing and Promotions Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7292 / jnamanny@calpoly.edu TBA, New Media and Graphic Design Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2255 / TBA Heather Hellman, Mustang Sports Properties (Learfield) . . . . . . . . . . . .2756-7221 / hhellman@learfield.com TBA, Account Executive (Learfield) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-0283 / TBA Andrew Baird, Video Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2410 / adbaird@calpoly.edu

JESSE LATINO BARBARA MARTINEZ Asst. AD, Facilities Assistant A.D., and Operations SWA-Compliance

NEIL McIVOR NICK PETTIT Assistant Deputy Director Athletic Trainer of Athletics

TOM MASE Faculty Athletic Rep.

MEGAN MIYAMOTO Assistant Athletic Trainer

JASON NAMANNY ASHLEY OFFERMANN Asst. Director Associate A.D., of Marketing Development

ZACH REED Academic Services

BILL SAYLOR Special Events Coordinator

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS (FAX: 756-2650) Eric Burdick, Assistant A.D., Athletics Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6550 / eburdick@calpoly.edu Chris Giovannetti, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-7513 / cgiovann@calpoly.edu Donovan Aird, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6531 / daird@calpoly.edu Connor Leary, Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6531 / cleary01@calpoly.edu

ATHLETICS TRAINING (FAX: 756-7058) Kristal Slover, Head Athletics Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-6065 / kemig@calpoly.edu Paul Gabrielson, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2096 / pgabriel@calpoly.edu Chris Ritter, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5491 / cmritter@calpoly.edu Prince Williams, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2096 / prwillia@calpoly.edu Stephanie Uyeno, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-2096 / suyeno@calpoly.edu Megan Miyamoto, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5491 / mtmiyamo@calpoly.edu Neil Mc Ivor, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .756-5491 / nmcivor@calpoly.edu

KRISTAL SLOVER SHANNON STEPHENS JEFF TROESCH PRINCE WILLIAMS MAKENZIE ZINGER Business Assistant A.D., Mental Performance Head Athletics Assistant Coordinator Academic Services Trainer Specialist Athletic Trainer

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CAL POLY ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT FACILITIES

ENHANCED BY SOME OF THE NATION’S MOST RAVENOUS CROWDS AND PRISTINE WEATHER, CAL POLY’S ATHLETICS FACILITIES PROVIDE THE MUSTANGS WITH AN UNPARALLELED HOME ADVANTAGE

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Completed in 2006, Alex G. Spanos Stadium (above) hosts Cal Poly’s football and men’s and women’s soccer programs. The Mustang football team christened the complex on Nov. 18, 2006 with a 55-0 victory versus Savannah State, while a program-record 11,075 spectators packed Spanos Stadium Sept. 15, 2007 for Cal Poly’s season home-opening win against Weber State. On Oct. 17, 2008, another sellout crowd of 11,075 supporters – then the thirdlargest regular season crowd figure in NCAA men’s soccer history – flooded Spanos Stadium for Cal Poly’s nationally-televised showdown against central coast rival UC Santa Barbara. During the 2009 season, the men’s soccer program ranked third among NCAA Division I programs by averaging 2,213 fans per home date.

Cal Poly’s volleyball, wrestling and basketball programs call the 3,032-seat Mott Athletics Center (right) home. A new $700,000 floor was installed during the summer of 2007 along with two videoboards ($750,000) prior to the 2014-15 campaign. During recent years, Mott has hosted the Pac-12 Conference Wrestling Championships and, in front of a sold-out audience, the first and seconds rounds of the 2006 NCAA Volleyball Tournament (also right). The men’s basketball program produced a trio of sellouts in 2016 as well as two more during the 2014-15 season and one against Big West champion UC Davis in February 2014. Additionally, the Mustang women’s basketball program drew a program-record 2,552 fans for a March 5, 2011 game against UC Santa Barbara.

Remodeled at a cost of more than $3 million, the Olympic-sized Anderson Aquatic Center (left) was completed in August 2009 and plays host to both Cal Poly’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. Situated adjacent to the Mott Athletics Center, the pool measures 12,348 square feet. Eight 50-yard lanes highlight the complex, which also provides for a total of eighteen 25-yard cross course lanes. The complex also features a 15-by-30-foot all-shallow therapy pool. Anderson Aquatic Center held its first official event on Oct. 3, 2009, when the Mustang women’s swimming program welcomed thendefending national champion California to San Luis Obispo.

ADDITIONAL CAL POLY ATHLETICS FACILITY HIGHLIGHTS

• With a picturesque mountain backdrop ringing the landscape, Ozzie Smith Plaza was completed in 2001 and plays host to the Bob Janssen Field softball and Baggett Stadium baseball venues. The Mustang baseball team regularly draws four-figure attendances -- 29 of 30 games in 2018 drew over 1,000 fans -and hosts nationally ranked competition. The Mustang softball program, which clinched its first Big West title in 2007 at Janssen Field, drew an overflow, program-record 1,532 fans for a 2007 doubleheader against perennial national powerhouse UCLA. Both venues feature spacious clubhouses, as well as batting cages and bullpen areas for both teams. Baggett Stadium was expanded to 3,138 in 2018.

• Cal Poly finished resurfacing an on-campus all-weather track in 2018 and renamed the facility the Steve Miller/John Capriotti Athletics Complex. The track and field program hosts its annual Cal Poly Invitational each March.

• Cal Poly broke ground on the Sports Complex in 1999, which, in addition to Baggett Stadium and Bob Janssen Field, features six multi-purpose fields for use by the school’s intercollegiate and club teams, as well as intramural programs.

• Cal Poly opened Mustang Courts in 2001 and installed an electronic scoreboard in time for the 2014 season. The sevencourt complex is located behind Mott Athletics Center, features permanent chairback seating and is used by both the men’s and women’s tennis programs. • An on-campus golf practice facility, featuring bent, Bermuda and paspalum grasses, is located near the Ornamental Horticulture facility. A swing lab, located in Mott Athletics Center, was completed in 2003 and utilizes computer equipment to analyze a golfer's swing. The golf program unveiled its threehole practice facility and driving range in 2018 at Dairy Creek

Golf Course. offf Highway 1.

• During the 2008-09 academic year, Cal Poly finished construction on the FieldTurf Upper Field, located above Ozzie Smith Plaza. The area is used by Cal Poly’s athletics programs and intramural leagues. • The Mustang men’s golf program hosts the Firestone Grill Intercollegiate and the women’s team hosts the Lamkin Grip Cup Invitational at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in nearby Arroyo Grande. Cal Poly hosted the Big West Conference women’s golf championship at the San Luis Obispo Country Club four times this decade and hosted the men’s finals in 2015. • The Fairbanks Memorial Cross Country Course in San Luis Obispo has regularly played host to the Big West Cross Country Championships.

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Welcome to San Luis Obispo U

nmatched beauty that comprises miles of sandy coastline and rocky ocean outcroppings, world-class wineries and rolling hills, historic landmarks and celebrated shopping and dining opportunities that stretch from coffeehouses to diverse and award-winning cuisine are all factors that make San Luis Obispo one of the most breathtaking and impressive places to reside within the United States. One of the oldest cities in California, San Luis Obispo was founded in 1772 with the establishment of the fifth of California’s 21 Spanish missions. The city has grown and flourished since the Feb. 16, 1856 incorporation and is now a bustling college town that offers a quality of life unlike few places in the United States. Endless hiking and biking trails along pristine lakes and mountains provide the perfect training for outdoor enthusiasts. Surfers flock to the 80 miles of continuous coastline in San Luis Obispo County. In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked San Luis Obispo No. 8 on its top-10 list of Best Places to Live. San Luis Obispo features a year-round climate that includes an average of 315 days of sunshine per year and a median temperature of 73 degrees. Located along U.S. Highway 101, San Luis Obispo is roughly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The city features a regional airport serviced by two carriers with daily connecting flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Phoenix. A second regional airport is located 35 miles south in Santa Maria.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO FACTS

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 miles south of San Francisco and 200 miles north of Los Angeles Miles to Nearest Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Average Yearly Temperature High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 degrees Average Yearly Precipitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 inches Average Days of Sunshine per Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 Median Resident Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Population (2010 Census) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45,119 Miles of County Coastline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Average Household Income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$60,534 Nearby Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .San Luis Obispo County Regional • • • •

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ATTRACTIONS

Founded in 1772, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is the fifth of California’s 21 Spanish missions. Downtown San Luis Obispo features prime restaurants and shopping. The Thursday night Farmers’ Market brings produce vendors, food stands and live entertainment to downtown. The county features a thriving wine business with more than two dozen premier wineries within easy reach of downtown. • Madonna Inn is a landmark that features 109 uniquely-themed rooms and eccentric architecture. • Hearst Castle, William Randolph Hearst’s elaborate summer home, is located 45 miles north along the coast in San Simeon. • Hikers, bikers, equestrians and other outdoor enthusiasts have access to extensive trails, parks and mountains. Three golf courses reside in San Luis Obispo with 12 additional sites located within 28 miles of downtown. With 80 miles of coastline, San Luis Obispo County features infinite opportunities for surfers, anglers, kayakers and whale-watchers.

San Luis Obispo, from nearby Bishop’s Peak

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14 the mustang way the privilege of being a cal poly mustang must be earned daily and celebrated for a lifetime. as student–athletes, we take pride in achieving athletic and academic excellence. we are ambassadors of cal poly, honoring those who came before us and inspiring those who follow. when mustangs support mustangs, the cal poly community is strengthened. in the spirit of our charging mustang, we face challenges head–on with optimism and enthusiasm. integrity and character shall guide all our decisions and actions. we value and respect our supporters and competitors. a strong work ethic and commitment to the mustang team shall define how we compete. active involvement in the cal poly community is the cornerstone of a rewarding collegiate experience. we embrace the student–athlete lifestyle, caring for mind, body and spirit. learn by doing makes us unique and separates mustangs from the herd. a mustang is never conquered.


Mustang Strength Complex Sports a Modern Look

The Mott Athletics Center weight room now features state-of-the-art equipment, thanks to $150,000 in donations from over 20 donors, many of them parents of Cal Poly football players. A view of the old facility is shown in upper right corner.

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uring the summer of 2013, the Mott Athletics Center weight room for Cal Poly Athletics underwent a $150,000 renovation, thanks in large part to philanthropic support from parents of football players in addition to football alumni and area supporters. The 2,500-square-foot facility, under the direction of Cal Poly strength and conditioning coach Chris Holder, services over 550 student-athletes, had not been improved since it was originally built in 1998, and has been renamed Mustang Strength Complex. "This gift is one of the most important projects our Athletics Department can receive," said Holder. "The weight room is the only place in our program that sees every student-athlete on a regular basis. We impact the life of every Mustang athlete and, now, we will be doing so in a state-ofthe-art facility." The 2013 renovation included new equipment, new platforms, new lighting, a new sound system, repair of the concrete floor, fresh paint and Cal Poly Mustang Branding throughout. "The project was originally proposed by parents of two football players who wanted to see improvements for today's student athletes," said Ashley Offermann, associate

athletics director for development. "Football head coach Tim Walsh was a driving force and approved the funding priority that would benefit all of Cal Poly's athletic programs." In total, there were over 20 donors who gave in excess of $150,000 to complete the project, Offermann added. In the spring of 2013, Walsh and director of athletics Don Oberhelman collaborated on the idea and plans to remodel the facility. "This project is being funded on the backs of our football parents," said Oberhelman. "Coach Walsh jumped on board with this project in the beginning, putting football-specific concerns on hold, knowing what a huge impact this will have for every one of our sports. "Offermann then worked very hard to put a plan in place to reach out to the football parents and a few former football players, and they have responded," Oberhelman added. "When we looked at our needs in football and looked at the needs of the department, Don and myself decided that what is best for both the department and football is to help remodel the weight room," said Walsh. The additions that will be made will make the facility attractive enough for us with the

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recruiting process. "Most importantly, it will provide a better atmosphere for Chris to do the things he wants to do with the athletes," Walsh added. "I'd like to thank all the football parents and alumni involved with the funding of the project." Holder feels the project will help fulfill his master plan and provide the tools necessary for carrying off his ideas. "The football parents who so generously donated the funds to make this a reality have given my staff and myself the opportunity to really push the limits of our knowledge and creativity," said Holder. "This project gives their sons, as well as all other student-athletes, male and female, at Cal Poly the best opportunity to develop a physical edge. "Plain and simple, I need the athletes to walk into our space and WANT to train in our facility," Holder added. We have a room, now, that will be a source of pride for our athletes, for our coaches and staff and a place that will be a valuable tool in the recruiting process of future Mustangs. "If you have the right energy in the room, if the gear is updated and purposeful, every Mustang athlete has the opportunity to reach their physical potential," Holder said.


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Mustang Strength Complex Sports a Modern Look

Another view of the renovated Mott Athletics Center weight room, which includes repair of the floor and walls, paint, new lighting, a sound system and branding. Mustang student-athletes began using the new facility in September 2013.

"Like the other colleges here on campus, we have nicknamed the room "The Cal Poly School of Strength". During construction, the weight room's old equipment was moved outdoors behind the Mott Athletics Center, used by the athletes in preparation for the fall sports season. Preparing the weight room for the remodeling project involved the masonry and carpentry skills of Holder, his assistants (Cameron Van Wye, Sara Bergheger and Andy Sverchek) and director of facilities and event operations Jesse Latino. Facility Services provided assistance with repairing the concrete below the rubber flooring. Repairing and reinforcing the walls to prevent further damage was completed prior to painting the facility and installing updated lighting, a sound system and fresh branding. "In keeping with the theme of service to

our student-athletes, improving the weight room is the fastest and most impactful way to better their Cal Poly experience," said Oberhelman. "I want to give a big thank you to those of you who have helped to make this happen." The Mustang coaching staff is just as enthusiastic about the project. "One of the coolest aspects about Cal Poly athletics is how the student-athletes from every sport support and encourage each other," said women's basketball head coach Faith Mimnaugh. "Perhaps the greatest example of this is when you witness a strength-training session. Athletes from different sports come together to train to improve their strength, quickness and power. "All the athletes will benefit from the weight room renovation," Mimnaugh added. "The contributors who made it possible will

know that they are providing tomorrow's leaders with a facility that matches the excellence that these students display on the field, on the court and in the classroom. Great things can be accomplished through teamwork and selflessness." Added women's volleyball head coach Sam Crosson, "The renovation of the weight room facility at Cal Poly will have a significant impact on both current and future student-athletes, not only for our program but for all of the student athletes on campus. The facility is the foundation for improving athletic performance and its modernization will have an immediate effect on the future success of our program." For more information, or a tour of the renovated strength and conditioning room, contact Offermann at (805) 440-9792 or at aofferma@calpoly.edu.

During the summer of 2013, student-athletes went outside to use the old weight room equipment behind Mott Athletics Center.


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Mustangs Earn Highest APR Rate in Big Sky for Second Straight Year

A record nine Cal Poly intercollegiate athletics teams posted perfect 1,000 Academic Progress Rate scores during the 2016-17 academic year and eight squads registered improvements in their four-year rate scores. Five others maintained their four-year rate scores of a year ago, according to data released by the NCAA last May. In addition, the Mustang football team's APR of 992 for the 2016-17 academic year leads the Big Sky Conference for the second straight year. The football squad compiled a near-perfect 997 APR for the 2015-16 school year. In addition, the multi-year rate of 972 is 11 points higher than the national average for Football Championship Subdivision members. Five teams — men's golf, men's swimming and diving, wrestling, women’s tennis and women's track and field — all have four-year rate scores within their sport ranked at or above the 70th percentile. The nine teams with perfect 1,000 scores during the 2016-17 school year are men's golf, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s cross country, women’s golf, softball, women’s tennis, women’s track and field and women's volleyball. The Mustang men's golf, women’s beach volleyball, women’s tennis and women’s track and field teams earned public recognition awards from the NCAA last week for achieving four-year rate scores above the 90th percentile. It was the fifth consecutive year for men's golf. The four-year rate score of 1,000 for the Mustang women's tennis team is a 20-point improvement while football increased 11 points to 972. In addition, women's track and field jumped 10 points to 998. Other Cal Poly teams showing improvement in their four-year rate scores are baseball, men’s cross country, men’s swimming and diving, women’s golf and women’s indoor volleyball. Five other teams recorded the same fouryear rate as a year ago. They are men's golf, men’s tennis, wrestling, softball and women’s cross country. Teams making the biggest jump in their

single-year APR scores from the 2015-16 school year to 2016-17 are women’s golf (48 points from 952 to 1,000) and men’s soccer (42 points from 952 to 994). Other teams making double-digit improvement in their single-year APR score are baseball (13 points from 972 to 985), men’s swimming and diving (19 points from 981 to 1,000), men’s tennis (28 points from 972 to 1,000), women’s cross country (24 points from 976 to 1,000), softball (15 points from 985 to 1,000), women’s tennis (30 points from 970 to 1,000) and women’s track and field (from 990 to 1,000). Men’s golf and women’s volleyball maintained perfect 1,000 scores from 2015-16 to 2016-17. Division I student-athletes continue to succeed in the classroom, confirmed by a twopoint increase in the Academic Progress Rate nationwide. The overall four-year rate increased to 983. Four-year rates for baseball, football and

women’s basketball each increased two points to 975, 964 and 982, respectively. Men’s basketball players raised their overall four-year APR by a point to 967. NCAA President Mark Emmert celebrated the impact the APR has made on the culture of Division I. “We’ve seen a remarkable evolutionary shift in Division I over the last 14 years. Administrators, coaches and students all make academic achievement and graduation top focus areas,” Emmert said. “The APR is a powerful metric that leads ultimately to more graduates and more student-athletes with better opportunities after college.” Every Division I sports team across the nation calculates its APR each academic year, similar to a report card. Scholarship student-athletes each semester earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. At schools that don't offer scholarships, recruited student-athletes are tracked.

SEATTLE, Wash. -- ROOT SPORTS and the Big Sky Conference have announced its broadcast schedule for the upcoming 2018 season with a total of 10 games to be televised on the network. This will mark the seventh year of a partnership between ROOT SPORTS and the Big Sky Conference. All 10 Big Sky Conference football games will be produced and televised in high-definition, with many of the games available in both the Northwest region on ROOT SPORTS and in the Rocky Mountain regions on AT&T SportsNet. “The Big Sky’s partnership with ROOT SPORTS and DIRECTV has continued to increase our brand and exposure on a national level,” said Big Sky Conference commissioner Andrea Williams. “ROOT SPORTS produces award-winning broadcasts and the

conference is excited to be a part of that every week.” Big Sky Conference football action will continue every weekend with a ROOT SPORTS Game of the Week, until the final weekend of the 2018 regular season. The first game of the season to be televised on ROOT SPORTS will be Sacramento State at Montana on Sept. 22. Eastern Washington and Montana State will make their season debut on ROOT SPORTS when the Eagles travel to Bozeman, Mont. on Sept. 29. The following week, Eastern Washington will host the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah on Oct. 6. SUU earned the league’s automatic bid for the Football Championships Playoffs in 2017, while also receiving the No. 8 seed overall. The Thunderbirds were Co-Big Sky

Champions, Demario Warren shared coach of the year honors for the conference, and Southern Utah was voted 21st and 22nd in the final FCS polls. Idaho returns to the Big Sky in 2018 as a full-time member and eligible to win the conference title. Led by Paul Petrino, the Vandals will play at Montana State on Oct. 13. Idaho last played football in the Big Sky in 1995.

Ten Big Sky Football Games to be Televised by ROOT SPORTS This Fall

Sept. 22 —Sacramento State at Montana Sept. 29 — Eastern Washington at Montana State Oct. 6 — Southern Utah at Eastern Washington Oct. 13 — Idaho at Montana State Oct. 20 — Montana State at Weber State Oct. 27 — Idaho at Eastern Washington Nov. 3 — Montana at Southern Utah Nov. 10 — Northern Colorado at Montana State Nov. 10 — Montana at Idaho Nov. 17 — Montana State at Montana


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Big Sky Conference

Cal Poly, along with UC Davis, North Dakota and Southern Utah, started competition in the expanded Big Sky Conference in the fall of 2012. Cal Poly and the Aggies accepted invitations from the Big Sky Conference in September 2010 to become affiliate members in the sport of football only. North Dakota and Southern Utah joined the Big Sky as full-fledged members in December 2010. Cal Poly and UC Davis maintain membership in the Big West Conference for the majority of their other sports. “The geography of the Big Sky Conference makes perfect sense for Cal Poly,” said then-Cal Poly interim president Dr. Robert Glidden during a 2010 press conference. “It gives us a consistently competitive schedule and a great opportunity to grow long-term, stable rivalries with well-respected teams.” Added then-Mustang director of athletics Alison Cone, “We’re very excited about joining the Big Sky Conference. Our goal all along has been to find stability for our football program, and the Big Sky Conference gives us exactly what we need to enhance our program. The Big Sky Conference is one of the best FCS conferences in the country and offers great competition with teams that are natural rivals in our region. “We’re able to continue our great rivalry with UC Davis and renew rivalries with other West region schools,” Cone added. “The scheduling improvements will give our student-athletes an opportunity to vie for a conference championship which provides an automatic berth into the NCAA playoffs. It’s also a victory for our fans, who will get a chance to watch some of the best FCS schools in the country year in and year out.” Doug Fullerton, then the commissioner of the Big Sky Conference, said, “The Big Sky is already recognized as one of the top Football Championship Subdivision conferences in the nation. The addition of Cal Poly and UC Davis to our lineup will strengthen us even more. “This is a great fit for both institutions and the Big Sky Conference,” Fullerton added. “We are bringing in two strong western FCS programs. They will benefit from us in having access to an automatic playoff bid and a full slate of conference games.” Cal Poly head football coach Tim Walsh was head coach at Big Sky Conference member Portland State for 14 seasons (1993-2006), the final 11 years in the Big Sky Conference after the Vikings elevated their athletics program from Division II to Division I in 1996, before moving on to the U.S. Military Academy (Army) as offensive coordinator for the 2007 and 2008 campaigns. Walsh was named head coach at Cal Poly on Jan. 9, 2009. “This is great news for our athdent-athletes,” Walsh said. “We are extremely excited to be a part of arguably the best NCAA FCS conference in the country. It is a conference that we are familiar with, the competition is top-flight and that will only make us better. “The Big Sky is regionalized in the western part of the country,” Walsh added. “All of that leads to stability for our football program.” In their first two FCS seasons, the Mustangs were members of the American West Conference (1994 and 1995) before becoming an independent for eight years. Cal Poly and five other schools, including UC Davis, formed the Great West Conference in 2004. The Mustangs won Great West titles in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2011. The Big Sky Conference is entering its 56th year of athletic competition this fall and, prior to the addition of four teams in the fall of 2012, was a nine-team league for football since 2006 when Northern Colorado joined the conference. Eastern Washington captured the 2010 FCS championship while Montana played for the national championship in football each of the two previous years. Big Sky teams have won the Division I national title six times -- Boise State (1980), Idaho State (1981), Montana State (1984), Montana (1995 and 2001) and Eastern Washington (2010). Big Sky teams have made 13 total appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision national title game. The Big Sky has been represented in the playoffs by at least two teams in 32 of the past 34 years, including three teams on eight occasions -1988, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2009, 2012 with Cal Poly, Montana State and Eastern Washington, 2014, 2015 and 2017 -- and four in 2013 and 2016. Since 1993, a total of 16 Big Sky teams have made it to at least the semifinals of the playoffs. The Big Sky has advanced two teams to the quarterfinals four of the last 11 seasons. Montana has appeared in seven national championship games since 1995. Since 2000, 10 of the 13 Big Sky teams have made at least one playoff appearance. The Big Sky Conference has produced eight winners of the most outstanding offensive player at the FCS level, along with seven defensive player of the year winners and a trio of FCS coaches of the year. In 2015 the Big Sky swept the four major awards -- wide receiver Cooper Kupp of Eastern Washington was offensive player of the year, end Tyrone Holmes of Montana defensive player of the year, Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus freshman of the year and Portland State’s Bruce Barnum coach of the year. Since moving to the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) in 1994, Cal Poly is 54-59 against teams from the Big Sky Conference, including a 43-32 mark in the last 75 games from 2004-17. The Mustangs have qualified for the NCAA FCS playoffs in 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Idaho rejoins the Big Sky for the 2018 season while North Dakota leaves for the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020.

2017 Big Sky Conference Football Standings

School Southern Utah Weber State Sacramento State Eastern Washington Northern Arizona Montana Montana State UC Davis Idaho State Northern Colorado North Dakota Cal Poly Portland State

Big 7-1 7-1 6-2 6-2 6-2 5-3 5-3 3-5 2-6 2-6 2-6 1-7 0-8

Sky Overall .875 9-3 .750 .875 11-3 .786 .750 7-4 .636 .750 7-4 .636 .750 7-5 .583 .625 7-4 .636 .625 5-6 .455 .375 5-6 .455 .250 4-7 .364 .250 3-7 .300 .250 3-8 .273 .125 1-10 .091 .000 0-11 .000

Big Sky Conference Rivals

Cal Poly -- UC Davis and Sacramento State UC Davis -- Cal Poly and Sacramento State Eastern Washington -- Idaho and Portland State Idaho -- Montana and Eastern Washington Idaho State -- Portland State and Weber State Montana -- Idaho and Montana State Montana State -- Montana and North Dakota North Dakota — Montana State and Northern Colorado Northern Arizona -- Southern Utah and No. Colorado Northern Colorado -- North Dakota and No. Arizona Portland State -- Eastern Washington and Idaho State Sacramento State -- Cal Poly and UC Davis Southern Utah -- Northern Arizona and Weber State Weber State -- Idaho State and Southern Utah

Cal Poly’s Future Big Sky Schedules

2017 Sept. 23 Northern Arizona Sept. 30 at Idaho State Oct. 7 at Southern Utah Oct. 14 Bye Oct. 21 Weber State Oct. 28 at UC Davis Nov. 4 Portland State Nov. 11 Sacramento State Nov. 18 at Northern Colorado 2019 Sept. 28 at Southern Utah Oct. 5 Montana State Oct. 12 at UC Davis Oct. 19 North Dakota Oct. 26 Sacramento State Nov. 2 at Idaho Nov. 9 Bye Nov. 16 Eastern Washington Nov. 23 at Northern Colorado

2018 Sept. 22 at Eastern Washington Sept. 29 Montana Oct. 6 at Sacramento State Oct. 13 Bye Oct. 20 UC Davis Oct. 27 at Northern Arizona Nov. 3 at Montana State Nov. 10 Idaho State Nov. 17 Southern Utah 2020 Sept. 26 at Montana Oct. 3 Weber State Oct. 10 at Montana State Oct. 17 Bye Oct. 24 UC Davis Oct. 31 at Portland State Nov. 7 at Sacramento State Nov. 14 Idaho State Nov. 21 Northern Arizona


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Big Sky Conference Records

Top Single-Game Performances Rushing Charles Roberts, Sacramento State vs. Idaho State Passing Braden Hanson, North Dakota vs. Montana Receiving (Yards) Greg Hardin, North Dakota vs. Montana Receiving (Catches) David Pandt, Montana State vs. Eastern Washington Jerry Louie-McGee, Montana vs. Cal Poly Total Offense Braden Hanson, North Dakota vs. Montana All-Purpose Yards Ryan Fuqua, Portland State vs. Weber State

2017 Big Sky Conference Statistics

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Top Single-Season Performances Rushes: 386, Charles Roberts, Sacramento State Rushing Yards: 2,260, Charles Roberts, Sacramento State Average Per Rush: 8.4, Tim Lappano, Idaho Rushing Average Per Game: 205.5, Charles Roberts, Sacramento State Rushing TDs: 25, Archie Amerson, Northern Arizona Pass Completions: 386, Gage Gubrud, Eastern Washington Pass Attempts: 570, Gage Gubrud, Eastern Washington Passing Yards: 5,160, Gage Gubrud, Eastern Washington Completion Percentage: .689, Case Cookus, Northern Arizona Passing TDs: 55, Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington Average Passing Yards Per Game: 379.6, Dave Dickenson, Montana Passing Efficiency: 184.9, Case Cookus, Northern Arizona Total Offense Plays: 704, Gage Gubrud, Eastern Washington Total Offense Yards: 5,599, Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington Total Offense Avg. Per Game: 411.9, Gage Gubrud, Eastern Washington All-Purpose Yards: 2,430, Charles Roberts, Sacramento State All-Purpose Yards Per Game: 221.1, Archie Amerson, Northern Arizona Receptions: 117, Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington Receiving Yards: 1,850, Brandon Kaufman, Eastern Washington Receiving TDs: 21, Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington Punts: 101, Tony Epperson, Weber State Punting Yards: 4,356, Tony Epperson, Weber State Punting Average: 48.2, Mark Gould, Northern Arizona Punt Return Average: 22.8, Carlis Harris, Idaho State Punt Return TDs: 4, Corey Smith, Montana State Kickoff Return Average: 33.9, Lamont Brightful, Eastern Washington Kickoff Return TDs: 3, Bashir Livingston, Eastern Washington 3, Jesse Hoffman, Eastern Washington Interceptions: 11, Karl Stein, Montana Interception Return TDs: 3, Deion Harris, North Dakota Scoring: 172, Jesse Chatman, Eastern Washington Scoring (Kicking): 122, Chris Snyder, Montana Touchdowns: 28, Geoff Mitchell, Weber State 28, Jesse Chatman, Eastern Washington 28, Trevyn Smith, Weber State PAT Kicks Made: 74, Kevin Miller, Eastern Washington PAT Kicks Attempted: 79, Kevin Miller, Eastern Washington Field Goals Made: 26, Tony Zendejas, Nevada Field Goals Attempted: 33, Tony Zendejas, Nevada

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Rushing (Yards per Game) G Att. Yards 11 268 1172 11 191 1127 10 185 933 9 173 700 11 157 776

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Receiving (Receptions per Game) Player G Cgt. Yards Keelan Doss (UCD) 11 115 1499 Elijah Marks (NAU) 10 71 1170 Nic Sblendorio (EWU) 11 72 912 Alex Wesley (NC) 10 55 1010 Nsimba Webster (EWU) 11 59 693

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Player Jared Mohamed (CP) Chris Murray (MSU) James Madison (ISU) James Felila (SUU) Antoine Custer (EWU)

Player Jake Maier (UCD) Stefan Cantwell (WSU) Gresch Jensen (UM) Tanner Gueller (ISU) Gage Gubrud (EWU)

Player Devon Medeiros (SAC) Trey Tuttle (WSU) Brandon Purdy (UM) Ty Flanagan (ISU) Reid Taubenheim (UND) Jay Green (SUU) Player Jordan Dascalo (EWU) Jered Padmos (MSU) Jaconb DeMaio (WSU) DJ Arnson (NAU) Rashaan Miller (SUU) 7. Casey Sublette (CP)

Passing (Efficiency Rating) G PC-PA-I 11 306-446-10 14 216-352-7 10 177-294-10 11 188-325-9 10 261-422-12

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Tackles G Solo 11 37 11 39 9 42 10 38 11 50 11 56 10 31 11 28 11 37

Pct. .686 .614 .602 .578 .618

Yards 3669 2978 2531 2754 3342

PAT 2-PAT Points 52 0 94 53 9 116 44 0 89 0 0 66 32 0 77 0 0 84 Yards 2002 1658 2535 1785 2836 2781

Asst. 74 72 46 53 44 36 34 32 21

Avg. 42.6 42.5 42.2 41.5 41.1 40.3

Total 111 111 88 91 94 92 65 60 58

2017 All-Big Sky Conference Teams

Offensive Player of the Year: Keelan Foss, WR (UC Davis) Defensive Player of the Year: Taron Johnson, CB (Weber State) Newcomer of the Year: Jake Maier, QB (UC Davis) Freshman of the Year: Troy Andersen, RB (Montana State)

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Avg. 8.5 8,3 8.1 7.3 7.0 7.0

LG 67 70 67 69 58 63

Avg. 10.1 10.1 9.8 9.1 8.5 8.4 6.5 5.5 5.3

First Team Offense: WR — Elijah Marks (NAU), Keelan Doss (UCD), Mitch Gueller (ISU); OT — Iosua Opeta (WSU), David Reese (UM); OG — Skyler Phillips (ISU), Tyler Shank (NAU); C — Zach Larsen (SUU); TE — Andrew Vollert (WSU); QB — Case Cookus (NAU); RB — John Santiago (UND), James Madison (ISU); FB — Jared Mohamed (CP); K — Trey Tuttle (WSU); RS — Rashid Shaheed (WSU). Defense: DT — McKay Murphy (WSU), Anu Pole’o (SUU); DE — Ben Sorensen (SAC), George Obinna (SAC); OLB — Michael Needham (SUU), Mac Bignell (MSU); ILB — Mario Jenkins (ISU), LeGrand Toia (wSU); CB — Taron Johnson (WSU), Jarmaine Doubs (WSU); S — Wes Sutton (NAU), Mister Harriel (SAC); P — Jordan Dascalo (EWU); ST — Brady May (WSU). Second Team (Cal Poly Only) Offense: None. Defense: DT -- Augustino Elisaia. Third Team (Cal Poly Only) Offense: None. Defense: None. Honorable Mention Cal Poly -- Joey Kuperman (C), Darren Adjei (OLB), B.J. Nard (S); Casey Sublette (PK).


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Cal Poly’s Big Sky Conference Championship Teams

2012 Big Sky Champs

• Big Sky champion in first year as a member of the conference • Fifth conference championship in last nine years • Earned third NCAA Division I FCS playoff berth in last eight years • Ninth winning season in last 10 years • Won first seven games of season for first time since 2004 • Broke Big Sky record for rushing yards in a season (3,890) • Deonte Williams No. 2 all-time at Cal Poly with 1,506 rushing yards • Williams 11th Mustang in last 11 years to play in all-star game • Andre Broadous passed for 18 touchdowns, rushed for nine scores • No. 1 in FCS in passing efficiency (175.73) • No. 3 in FCS in rushing offense (324.4 yards per game) • No. 7 in FCS in scoring offense (38.6 points per game) August Saia Fonongaloa Chuby Dunu Bradley Mickey Jake Jeffrey Broc Mortensen Khaleel Jenkins September Ryan Rivera Michael Roth Wade Willet

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Nick DiFronzo Conor Bruce Duy Tran-Sampson Anders Turner Matt Wright Dustin Grein October Apefai Taifane Ryan Robards Jalen Hamler Sean Davitt

• No. 8 in FCS in sacks allowed (10 sacks in 12 games) • Finished No. 11 in coaches poll and No. 12 in media poll • Unbeaten at home (5-0) for first time since 2005 • Williams and linebacker Kennith Jackson first-team All-Big Sky • Williams, Jackson and Nico Molino earn All-American honors • Head coach Tim Walsh named Big Sky Co-Coach of the Year • Win over Wyoming was Cal Poly’s fourth against FBS in last 10 years • Won nine games in a season for the third time in the last nine years • Did not give up 100 yards to a running back until final game of season • Against FCS runner-up Sam Houston State in second round of playoffs, Cal Poly allowed just 18 points (second-lowest total scored by the Bearkats in 2012) and 241 total yards (the Bearkats' lowest of the year)

Birthdays in Season

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Bryan Friedel Andrew Cokley Mitchell Souza Brandon Davis Keenan Wolf November Carter Nichols Dominic Frasch Malcolm Davis Casey Sublette Xavier Moore

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Chris Volek Leonte Huerta-Moore Daniel Sanchez Mason Hurst December Junior Gaitan Aaron Cooper Tiasamo Savusa Freddie Gaines Paul Trujillo-Langdon Nick White

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Myles Cecil J’uan Campbell Jerek Rosales Cameron Crump Griffin Kemp Lepi Lataimua J.J. Koski Richard Watkins January Patrick Walker Brando Phillips

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Cal Poly Selected to Finish 10th, 11th in Big Sky

2018 Big Sky Composite Schedule

(All Times Pacific) Thursday, Aug. 30 Weber State at Utah Western Illinois at Montana State UC Davis at San Jose State Friday, Aug. 31 Portland State at Nevada Western State at Idaho State Saturday, Sept. 1 Cent. Washington at Eastern Washington McNeese State at Northern Colorado Cal Poly at North Dakota State Northern Arizona at UTEP North Alabama at Southern Utah St. Francis (Illinois) at Sacramento State Northern Iowa at Montana Idaho at Fresno State Saturday, Sept. 8 Portland State at Oregon Drake at Montana Northern Colorado at South Dakota E. Washington at Northern Arizona (NC) Southern Utah at Oregon State Montana State at South Dakota State Sacramento State at San Diego State Weber State at Cal Poly (NC) San Diego at UC Davis Western New Mexico at Idaho Friday, Sept. 14 Brown at Cal Poly Saturday, Sept. 15 UC Davis at Stanford Wagner at Montana State Northern Arizona at Missouri State Sacramento State at No. Colorado (NC) Montana at Western Illinois Idaho State at Cal Eastern Wash at Washington State South Dakota at Weber State Southern Utah at Arizona College of Idaho at Portland State Saturday, Sept. 22 *Sacramento State at Montana *Cal Poly at Eastern Washington $Idaho State at North Dakota *Northern Colorado at Weber State *Southern Utah at Northern Arizona *Idaho at UC Davis *Montana State at Portland State Saturday, Sept. 29 North Dakota at $Northern Colorado *Eastern Washington at Montana State *Montana at Cal Poly *Portland State at Idaho (SWX) *Northern Arizona at Idaho State Saturday, Oct. 6 *UC Davis at Northern Colorado *Southern Utah at Eastern Washington *Portland State at Montana *Weber State at Northern Arizona *Cal Poly at Sacramento State *Idaho at Idaho State

Saturday, Oct. 13 $Montana at North Dakota (SWX/Midco) *Idaho at Montana State (ROOT) *E. Washington at Weber State *Idaho State at UC Davis *Sacramento State at Southern Utah *Northern Colorado at Portland State

Saturday, Oct. 20 *No. Arizona at Northern Colorado *Montana State at Weber State Idaho State at Liberty *UC Davis at Cal Poly $North Dakota at Sacramento State *Southern Utah at Idaho

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Saturday, Nov. 3 *Sacramento State at Weber State *Eastern Washington at Northern Colorado *Northern Arizona at UC Davis *Montana at Southern Utah *Cal Poly at Montana State *Idaho State at Portland State $North Dakota at Idaho

Saturday, Nov 10 *UC Davis at Eastern Washington $Portland State at North Dakota *Idaho State at Cal Poly *Northern Arizona at Sacramento State *Northern Colorado at Montana State *Montana at Idaho *Weber State at Southern Utah

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Cal Poly has been selected to finish 10th or 11th by head coaches and media in the 2018 Big Sky Conference Preseason Football Polls. Coach Tim Walsh's Mustangs, coming off a 1-10 season, will finish 10th, according to the 13 head coaches, and 11th by a vote of 55 members of the media covering Big Sky football. While the first 16 Mustang teams of the 21st Century went 106-76 with 13 winning campaigns, last year's squad struggled both offensively and defensively. Injuries were a big factor, with fullback Joe Protheroe and quarterback Khaleel Jenkins out of action for the majority of the season along with six other starters, including four of the six team captains. Protheroe, a two-time All-Big Sky first-team honoree as a sophomore and junior, went down in the second game of his senior campaign at San Jose State. He had not used a redshirt year, so will bring his 2,471 career rushing yards with him into the 2018 season. Jenkins started the first five games of 2017 before he was sidelined, completing 28 of 66 passes for 597 yards and eight touchdowns while also rushing for 377 yards and four more scores. He missed Spring Camp but will be ready in the fall. Injuries also claimed starting linebackers R.J. Mazolewski and Charlie Davis along with offensive lineman Colin Goebel, all of whom used up their eligibility last fall, but offensive linemen , Zach Shallcross, Harry Whitson and Sam Ogee along with defensive backs Dominic Frasch, Aaron Johnson and Carter Nichols all return healthy this spring.

Cal Poly captured the Big Sky championship in its first season in the conference (2012), has compiled a 2622 record in its first six years in the Big Sky, has claimed five conference titles in the last 14 years, including four in the eight-year existence of the Great West Conference (2004-11), and earned its fourth NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth in 2016.

Frisco, Texas, will be the host site for the NCAA Division I Football Championship game for the ninth straight year. Frisco emerged from a pool of several cities that submitted bids to serve as the host site for the championship game for three years, beginning with the 2010 season, and the contract has been extended twice. Hosted by the Southland Conference, the 2018 championship game will be played at Toyota Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The championship game is the culmination of an expanded 24-team championship bracket. As a result of the expansion to 20 teams seven years ago, the game is played a few weeks later than in years past. Cal Poly qualified for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Eastern Washington earned the 2010 title in the first game since the championship was moved from Chattanooga, Tenn., while North Dakota State cap-

tured the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 crowns. James Madison defeated Youngstown State 28-14 for the 2016 title, but fell to North Dakota State 17-13 in the 2017 finale. The Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) includes the conferences and institutions that compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship, in addition to two conferences who choose not to participate in the football championship, the Ivy League and the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The FCS embodies a tradition of excellence through high-level competition, student-athlete character and sportsmanship throughout the regular season and the championship experience. Big Sky teams have made 13 total appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision national title game. The Big Sky has been represented in the playoffs by at least two teams in 32 of the past 34 years.

Coaches Poll 1. Eastern Washington (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 2. Weber State (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 3. Northern Arizona (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 4. Idaho (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 5. Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 6. Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 7. Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 8. Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 9. UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 10. Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 11. Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 12. Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 13. Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Media 1. Eastern Washington (27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651 2. Weber State (19) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636 3. Northern Arizona (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535 4. Montana (2)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496 5. Idaho (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483 6. Southern Utah (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449 7. Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415 8. Montana State (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391 9. UC Davis (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331 10. Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 11. Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 12. Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 13. Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Number in parentheses indicates first-place votes.

NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs Expanded to 24 Teams

Pronunciation Guide

Ryan Boehm BAYM J’uan Campbell juh-WAN Andrew Cokley COKE-lee Sean Davitt DAA-vitt Chuby Dunu duh-NEW Alex Egurbide egg-ur-BEE-duh Chris Evagues ee-VAY-gus Pono Faaagi POH-no faa-AH-gee Jojo Falo FALL-low Vatulele Finau VAW-tu-lay-lay fin-NOW Saia Fonongaloa SIGH-uh FAWN-on-guh-LOW-ah Dominic Frasch Rhymes with Crash Bryan Friedel free-DELL Junior Gaitan GUY-ton Tre Green Tray Dustin Grein Gryne Kitu Humphrey kih-TWO Khaleel Jenkins kuh-LEE-ul J.J. Koski KOSS-ski Lepi Lataimua LEPP-ee LIE-tau-MUAH

Stanton Manumaleuna MAN-u-ma-lay-OOH-nuh Xavier Moore ZAY-vee-ur Trey Nahhas NAY-hoss Cesar Nillaga SEE-zar nil-LOG-uh Sam Ogee OH-gee Joe Protheroe PRO-throw Noah Rasheed ruh-SHEED Sharky Reza REE-zuh Tiasamo Savusa tee-uh-SAWM-oh suh-VOO-suh Will Semone suh-MOAN-knee Sawyer Sobelman SEW-bull-mun D.J. Stuckey duh-JOHN Casey Sublette sub-LET Apefai Taifane OPP-uh-fi tie-FAWN-nee Paul Trujillo-Langdon true-HEEL-yo Lance Vecchio VECK-key-oh Chris Volek VO-leck Tyler Whisenhunt WHIZ-en-hunt Wade Willet WILL-let Calvin Yurosek YURR-oh-seck


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2018 Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff

he 2018 Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff was held July 15-16 in Spokane, Wash. The event, which for the past six years was held in Park City, Utah, began with meetings and media interviews Sunday afternoon and wound up with Root Sports production shots, video components and more media interviews Monday morning. Quarterback Khaleel Jenkins and center Harry Whitson, both seniors this fall, represented Cal Poly. Player and head coach interviews were video streamed live on Pluto TV Channel 231

and WatchBigSky.com. The players also visited Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital for an hour. The Big Sky Conference preseason coaches and media polls as well as the preseason allconference team were released on the final day and Big Sky Commissioner Andrea Williams led a media roundtable to wrap up the two-day event. The Spokane Sports Commission assisted in running the Big Sky Summer Football Kickoff. Andre Broadous represented Cal Poly at the 2012 Big Sky Summer Football Kickoff while Sullivan Grosz attended the 2013 event, Nick

Dzubnar in 2014, Chris Brown in 2015, Joseph Gigantino in 2016 and Joe Protheroe in 2017. The Big Sky will have a different look this season. The conference welcomes back Idaho, a member of the Big Sky in football from 1965-95. Departing the league after last season was North Dakota, but the Fighting Hawks will play a Big Sky schedule for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Their results, however, will not count in the league standings as they will be an independent, but the opponents will count the result. North Dakota becomes a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020.


Cal Poly’s Great West Conference Championship Teams • • • • • •

2004 Great West Champs

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First back-to-back winning seasons since move to Div. I-AA Highest in-season ranking (No. 5) since moving to Div. I-AA Highest postseason ranking No. 16/17) since move to I-AA First Mustang team with three wins over Big Sky opponents Broke nine school records Conference defensive player of the year and Buck Buchanan Award winner (Jordan Beck) • Ten Great West Conference players of the week • Outscored 11 opponents by an average of 30.5 to 16.6 • Top 10 nationally in 13 statistical categories • Twice broke Mustang Stadium attendance records

2005 Great West Champs

• Third straight winning season • Second consecutive nine-win season • Successfully defended Great West Football Conference championship • First ever trip to the Division I-AA playoffs • Ranked sixth in the nation in final polls • Produced its second straight Buck Buchanan Award winner (Chris Gocong) • Perfect 6-0 mark at home • Beat Montana for the first time • Six All-Americans and 14 All-Great West Conference first-team honorees • Great West Football Conference Coach of the Year (Rich Ellerson) • 25 wins in last three seasons (school record) • Set or tied 10 all-time Cal Poly school records

2011 Great West Champs

2008 Great West Champs

• Sixth Straight Winning Season • Highest in-season ranking (No. 3) since moving to FCS • Highest postseason ranking No. 8/10) since move to FCS • Second win over San Diego State in three seasons • Second NCAA Division I FCS playoff berth • Third Great West Conference championship in five years • Conference offensive player of the year (Ramses Barden) • Great West Conference Rookie of the Year (Asa Jackson) • Sixth straight AFCA All-American (Ramses Barden) • Nine All-Great West Conference first-team honorees • Scored in 41 of 44 quarters • Seven-game winning streak (at least 42 points in each game) • No. 1 in NCAA FCS in scoring (44.4) and total offense (487.45) • Barden broke or tied NCAA marks set by Jerry Rice and Randy Moss

• • • •

Eighth Winning Season in Nine Years Jake Romanelli became 14th Mustang to rush for over 1,000 yards Faced Two FBS Schools and One in Transition to FBS James Langford breaks school record for field goals in a season (15) and points scored in a season by a kicker (86) • Fourth Great West Conference championship • Andre Broadous sets school record for rushing TDs in a season (18) • Andre Broadous throws just one interception in 170 pass attempts • All-America honors for Asa Jackson, Jake Romanelli, Scott Winnewisser • Four All-Great West Conference first-team honorees • Mustangs finish No. 6 in FCS in rushing offense • Asa Jackson selected in fifth round of NFL Draft by Baltimore Ravens • Scott Winnewisser signs free agent contract with New Orleans Saints • Final Cal Poly team to compete in the Great West Conference


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oerr Family Field, officially dedicated Feb. 2, 2018, is a "labor of love for all of us in the Cal Poly community," as Mustang Director of Athletics Don Oberhelman describes the $4.8 million facility.

Named in honor of Richard A. and Kathleen M. Doerr, Doerr Family Field includes a state-of-the-art 140-yard synthetic-turf practice field, allowing room for football sled work, along with goalposts, lights, a flagpole, a scoreboard and two filming towers. The field is the primary practice facility for Mustang football, but also is being used by other athletics teams and Associated Students, Inc. Cal Poly Athletics, Cal Poly Corporation, Cal Poly Housing and Associated Students, Inc., collaborated on the project.

Richard A. Doerr is a member of the Cal Poly Foundation Board of Directors. He received a bachelor's degree in physical education from Cal Poly in 1966 and played football for the Mustangs from 1964-66.

From left, Mike Larrabee, Scott Cooper, Jeff Jones, Richard Doerr, Kathleen Doerr, Tim Walsh, Steve Jones and Don Oberhelman at ribbon-cutting ceremony.


2018 Cal Poly Football Roster (Alphabetical)

No. 40 53 51 13 1 37 56 79 55 33 47 34

Name Pos. Grant Alton . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Ryan Boehm . . . . . . . . . . . .DE Zach Boyle . . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Conor Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . .QB J’uan Campbell . . . . . . . . . .WR Blake Carbonneau . . . . . . . .DB Myles Cecil . . . . . . . . . . . . .DE David Chellsen . . . . . . . . . .OL Andrew Cokley . . . . . . . . . .OL CJ Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Aaron Cooper . . . . . . . . . . .LB Cameron Crump . . . . . . . . .DB

97 68 76 91 98 13 9 96 10 67 64 24 31

Pono Faaagi . . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Jojo Falo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Vatulele Finau . . . . . . . . . . .OL Chris Flood . . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Saia Fonongaloa . . . . . . . . .DL Daniel Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Dominic Frasch . . . . . . . . . .DB Bryan Friedel . . . . . . . . . . . .TE Freddie Gaines . . . . . . . . . . .DB Junior Gaitan . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Drew Gilmore . . . . . . . . . . .OL Tre Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Dustin Grein . . . . . . . . . . . .LB

27 3 21 73 28 34 80 49

23 4 81 27 70 18 86 8 12 18 10 22 99 6 5 7 69 66 59 19 17 57 25 14

32 20 46 29 94 30 65 15 95 5

Cl. *Sr. *So. Fr. *Fr. Jr. *So. *Fr. *Jr. Fr. *Fr. *Fr. *So.

Ht. 6-2 6-4 5-11 6-0 5-7 6-0 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-1

Wt. 215 250 240 190 170 187 268 285 280 200 208 190

Exp. II SQ HS RS JC SQ RS II Fr. RS RS SQ

Hometown (Schools Attended) Arroyo Grande, CA (Arroyo Grande HS) Temecula, CA (Great Oak HS) Calabasas, CA (Calabasas HS) Bakersfield, CA (Garces Memorial HS) Baltimore, MD (Dunbar HS/Hartnell College) Redwood City, CA (Sequoia HS) Panorama City, CA (La Salle HS) San Luis Obispo, CA (San Luis Obispo HS) Folsom, CA (Vista del Lago HS) Santa Maria, CA (St. Joseph HS) Lancaster, CA (Paraclete HS) Stockton, CA (Lincoln HS)

Brandon Davis . . . . . . . . . . .DB Malcolm Davis . . . . . . . . . .SB Kameron Dennis . . . . . . . . .DB Nico DiFronzo . . . . . . . . . . .OL Chuby Dunu . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Conner Edgar . . . . . . . . . . . .FB Alex Egurbide . . . . . . . . . . .WR Chris Evagues . . . . . . . . . . .LB

*Fr. *Sr. *Jr. *Fr. *So. Fr. *Sr. Jr.

6-0 5-8 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-5 5-10

190 173 192 275 188 210 220 225

RS III II RS I HS III JC

Rosevile, CA (Woodcreek HS) Chicago, IL (Palo Alto HS) La Palma, CA (Servite HS) Newbury Park, CA (Oaks Christian HS) Clovis, CA (Buchanan HS) San Jose, CA (Valley Christian HS) Westlake Village, CA (Westlake HS/Purdue) Mission Viejo, CA (Tesoro HS/Saddleback College)

Ben Hakimi . . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Jalen Hamler . . . . . . . . . . . .QB Quentin Harrison . . . . . . . . .WR Drew Hernandez . . . . . . . . .SB Zack Hickman . . . . . . . . . . .OL Kevin Howell . . . . . . . . . . .DB Leonte Huerta-Moore . . . . .WR Kitu Humphrey . . . . . . . . . .DB Mason Hurst . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Jake Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . .QB Khaleel Jenkins . . . . . . . . . .QB Aaron Johnson . . . . . . . . . . .DB

*So. Fr. *So. *So. *Jr. *So. Fr. *Jr. *Fr. *So. Sr. *Sr.

5-9 6-1 6-2 5-9 6-2 5-10 6-5 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-1

160 195 195 186 267 185 183 195 195 187 215 200

SQ HS I SQ RS TR HS II RS I III III

Bakersfield, CA (Garces Memorial HS) Los Angeles, CA (Lawndale HS) Chula Vista, CA (Bonita Vista HS) Antioch, CA (De La Salle HS) Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Tesoro HS/Orange Coast College) Thousand Oaks, CA (Thousand Oaks HS/Nevada) Antelope, CA (Antelope HS) Los Angeles, CA (Long Beach Poly HS) Loomis, CA (Del Oro HS) Folsom, CA (Folsom HS) San Diego, CA (Francis Parker HS) Fresno, CA (Edison HS)

Griffin Kemp . . . . . . . . . . . .DL J.J. Koski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Lepi Lataimua . . . . . . . . . . .DB Jayson Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB J.T. Lyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Daniel Machado . . . . . . . . .OL Stanton Manumaleuna . . . . .DL Ryan McNab . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Bradley Mickey . . . . . . . . . .DB Timothy Miller . . . . . . . . . .LB Xavier Moore . . . . . . . . . . .SB Broc Mortensen . . . . . . . . . .SB

Trey Nahhas . . . . . . . . . . . . .FB Jacob Naschke . . . . . . . . . . .SB Nik Navarro . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Carter Nichols . . . . . . . . . . .DB Cesar Nillaga . . . . . . . . . . . .DE Caden Ochoa . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Sam Ogee . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Sean Pascoe . . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Brando Phillips . . . . . . . . . .DE Joe Protheroe . . . . . . . . . . . .FB

*Fr. Fr. Fr. *So. *So. *So. +Sr. Fr. *Jr. *So. *Fr. *So. Fr.

*Jr. *Jr. *So. Jr. Fr. Fr. *Fr. *So. *So. Fr. Fr. So.

*Jr. *So. *Jr. *Jr. Fr. Fr. *Sr. *Fr. *Jr. ^*+Sr.

6-1 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-3 5-10 5-10 6-5 6-1 6-4 6-4 5-10 6-1

6-5 6-1 5-9 6-0 6-3 6-3 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-1

6-2 5-8 6-1 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-5 6-4 6-3 5-11

285 280 270 250 271 180 190 225 195 275 280 185 215

265 195 193 205 270 283 305 165 185 220 190 200

215 180 238 190 255 185 285 193 240 230

RS TR HS SQ I I II HS JC I RS I HS

JC II I II HS HS RS I I HS HS I

II SQ II II HS HS III RS JC IV

Murrieta, CA (Vista Murrieta HS) San Diego, CA (Madison HS/Air Force Prep) Lennox, CA (Serra HS) San Leandro, CA (Bishop O’Dowd HS) Pittsburg, CA (Pittsburg HS) Thousand Oaks, CA (Westlake HS) Bakersfield, CA (Garces Memorial HS/Bakersfield College) San Ramon, CA (California HS) San Francisco, CA (St. Ignatius Prep/College of San Mateo) Santa Ana, CA (Foothill HS) Vallejo, CA (St. Patrick-St. Vincent HS) Folsom, CA (Folsom HS) Turlock, CA (Turlock HS)

Las Vegas, NV (Palo Verde HS/Utah/Mesa Community College) Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley HS) San Bruno, CA (Serra HS) Oakhurst, CA (Clovis North HS) Westlake Village, CA (Chaminade HS) San Jose, CA (Valley Christian HS) Riverside, CA (Norte Vista HS) Northridge, CA (Notre Dame HS) Arroyo Grande, CA (Arroyo Grande HS) San Luis Obispo, CA (St. Joseph HS) Tracy, CA (Tracy HS) Ventura, CA (Ventura HS)

Sacramento, CA (Monterey Trail HS) Woodland, CA (Woodland Christian HS) Fontana, CA (Jurupa Hills HS) Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley HS) San Diego, CA (Madison HS) Bakersfield, CA (Bakersfield HS) Livermore, CA (Livermore HS) Bakersfield, CA (Liberty HS) Castaic, CA (West Ranch HS/Butte College) Concord, CA (Clayton Valley Charter HS)

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2018 Cal Poly Football Roster (Alphabetical)

No. 89 12 75 20 58 16 43 85 2 35

Name Pos. Noah Rasheed . . . . . . . . . . .WR Kyle Reid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .QB Kyle Reis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Sharky Reza . . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Ryan Rivera . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Ryan Robards . . . . . . . . . . .SB Anthony Rosales . . . . . . . . .LB Michael Roth . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Jerek Rosales . . . . . . . . . . . .DB Joey Ruiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB

Cl. *So. *Fr. Fr. *Jr. *Fr. *So. Jr. *Fr. *Sr. *So.

63 41 31 61 15 38 87 83

Apefai Taifane . . . . . . . . . . .OL Corey Thomas . . . . . . . . . . .LB Duy Tran-Sampson . . . . . . .FB Paul Trujillo-Langdon . . . . .OL Anders Turner . . . . . . . . . . .LB Lance Vecchio . . . . . . . . . . .LB Alex Vega . . . . . . . . . . . . . .K/P Chris Volek . . . . . . . . . . . . .WR

Jr. Fr. *Fr. *Jr. *Sr. *So. *Sr. *Fr.

84 54 39 71 82 42 11 77 90 50 93 88

36 92 60 48 62 52 72 90 74 26 96 44 83 78

No. 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 13 14 15 15 16 17

Daniel Sanchez . . . . . . . . . .WR Tiasamo Savusa . . . . . . . . . .DL Will Semone . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Zach Shallcross . . . . . . . . . .OL Eli Shelton . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Matt Shotwell . . . . . . . . . . .LB Jake Smeltzer . . . . . . . . . . . .WR Sawyer Sobelman . . . . . . . .OL Mitch Souza . . . . . . . . . . . . .K D.J. Stuckey . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Kain Su’a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Casey Sublette . . . . . . . . . . .K/P

Patrick Walker . . . . . . . . . . .LB Richard Watkins . . . . . . . . .DL Tyler Whisenhunt . . . . . . . .OL Nick White . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TE Harry Whitson . . . . . . . . . . .OL Fenton Will . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Wade Willet . . . . . . . . . . . . .OL James Williams . . . . . . . . . .DL Chase Windham . . . . . . . . . .OL Peyton Witcher . . . . . . . . . .DB Keenan Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . .DL Matt Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . .LB Orlando Yepez . . . . . . . . . . .WR Calvin Yurosek . . . . . . . . . .OL

Ht. 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-1

Wt. 185 210 275 185 240 205 235 210 190 230

Exp. JC RS HS I TR JC JC RS II I

Hometown (Schools Attended) Ladera Ranch, CA (Santa Margarita HS/Saddleback College) Los Gatos, CA (Los Gatos HS) Manteca, CA (Manteca HS) Huntington Beach, CA (Edison HS/Orange Coast College) Tracy, CA (Kimball HS/Army Prep) Elk Grove, CA (Elk Grove HS/American River College) Chino Hills, CA (Chino Hills HS/Mt. San Antonio College) Woodinville, WA (Woodinville HS) Hercules, CA (De La Salle HS/Diablo Valley College) Selma, CA (San Joaquin Memorial HS)

JC HS RS II III SQ III RS

Amanaye, American Samoa (Leone High School/West Hills College) Upland, CA (Upland HS) Claremont, CA (Claremont HS) Lytle Creek, CA (Carter HS) Alamo, CA (Monte Vista HS/Air Force Prep) Bellflower, CA (Villa Park HS) Gilroy, CA (Gilroy HS) Diamond Springs, CA (El Dorado HS)

*Jr. *Sr. *Fr. *Sr. *Fr. *So. *Jr. *So. *So. *Fr. *Fr. *Sr.

6-0 6-1 5-9 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-1 5-11

185 295 200 280 165 225 205 260 185 300 300 190

I II RS III RS I II I HS RS RS II

Sr. Jr. *Jr. *So. *Sr. *Fr. *Fr. Fr. *Fr. *Jr. Fr. So. *So. Fr.

6-1 6-0 6-4 6-6 6-4 6-0 6-5 6-3 6-4 5-9 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-3

225 315 265 225 298 225 290 220 260 180 220 230 190 255

I JC II SQ III RS RS HS TR II HS JC SQ HS

6-3 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-2 5-9 5-11

300 210 215 295 215 220 180 175

Chula Vista, CA (Hilltop HS) San Diego, CA (Madison HS) Oakdale, CA (Oakdale HS) Anaheim, CA (Servite HS) Chula Vista, CA (Mater Dei Catholic HS) Goleta, CA (Bishop Diego HS) Coto de Caza, CA (Tesoro HS) Elk Grove, CA (Pleasant Grove HS) Clovis, CA (Buchanan HS/Fresno CC) Los Angeles, CA (Cathedral HS) Moreno Valley, CA (Rancho Verde HS) Manhattan Beach, CA (Mira Costa HS/El Camino CC)

Sacramento, CA (Franklin HS/American River College) Thousand Oaks, CA (Newbury Park HS/Moorpark College) San Ramon, CA (California HS) Georgetown, CA (Golden Sierra HS) Redondo Beach, CA (Redondo Union HS) Santa Maria, CA (St. Joseph HS) Brentwood, CA (De La Salle HS) Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Tesoro HS) Murrieta, CA (Vista Murrieta HS/Nevada) Nipomo, CA (Nipomo HS) Clovis, CA (Buchanan HS) Monterey, CA (Monterey HS/Hartnell College) Salinas, CA (Palma HS) Bakersfield, CA (Bakersfield Christian HS)

*Has utilized his redshirt year ^Has utilized a grayshirt year +Granted medical redshirt

2018 Cal Poly Football Roster (Numerical)

Name Pos. J’uan Campbell . . . . . .WR Jerek Rosales . . . . . . . .DB Malcolm Davis . . . . . . .SB Jalen Hamler . . . . . . . . .QB Joe Protheroe . . . . . . . . .FB Lepi Lataimua . . . . . . .DB J.J. Koski . . . . . . . . . . .WR Jayson Lee . . . . . . . . . .LB Kitu Humphrey . . . . . . .DB Dominic Frasch . . . . . .DB Khaleel Jenkins . . . . . .QB Freddie Gaines . . . . . . .DB Jake Smeltzer . . . . . . . .WR Kyle Reid . . . . . . . . . . .QB Mason Hurst . . . . . . . . .DB Conor Bruce . . . . . . . . .QB Daniel Fox . . . . . . . . . .DB Broc Mortensen . . . . . . .SB Sean Pascoe . . . . . . . . .WR Anders Turner . . . . . . . .LB Ryan Robards . . . . . . . .SB Bradley Mickey . . . . . .DB

No. 18 18 19 20 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 27 28 29 30 31 31 32 33 34 34

Name Pos. Jake Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . .QB Kevin Howell . . . . . . . .DB Ryan McNab . . . . . . . .WR Jacob Naschke . . . . . . . .SB Sharky Reza . . . . . . . . .DB Kameron Dennis . . . . . .DB Aaron Johnson . . . . . . .DB Ben Hakimi . . . . . . . . .DB Tre Green . . . . . . . . . . .SB Xavier Moore . . . . . . . .SB Peyton Witcher . . . . . . .DB Drew Hernandez . . . . . .SB Brandon Davis . . . . . . .DB Chuby Dunu . . . . . . . . .SB Carter Nichols . . . . . . .DB Caden Ochoa . . . . . . . .DB Duy Tran-Sampson . . . .FB Dustin Grein . . . . . . . . .LB Trey Nahhas . . . . . . . . .FB CJ Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . .SB Conner Edgar . . . . . . . .FB Cameron Crump . . . . . .DB

No. 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57

Name Pos. Joey Ruiz . . . . . . . . . . .LB Patrick Walker . . . . . . . .LB Blake Carbonneau . . . .DB Lance Vecchio . . . . . . . .LB Will Semone . . . . . . . . .SB Grant Alton . . . . . . . . . .LB Corey Thomas . . . . . . . .LB Matt Shotwell . . . . . . . .LB Anthony Rosales . . . . . .LB Matt Wright . . . . . . . . . .LB Nik Navarro . . . . . . . . .LB Aaron Cooper . . . . . . . .LB Nick White . . . . . . . . . .TE Chris Evagues . . . . . . . .LB D.J. Stuckey . . . . . . . . .OL Zach Boyle . . . . . . . . . .DL Fenton Will . . . . . . . . . .LB Ryan Boehm . . . . . . . . .DE Tiasamo Savusa . . . . . .DL Andrew Cokley . . . . . . .OL Myles Cecil . . . . . . . . . .DE Timothy Miller . . . . . . .LB

No. 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79

Name Pos. Ryan Rivera . . . . . . . . .LB Stanton Manumaleuna .DL Tyler Whisenhunt . . . . .OL Paul Trujillo-Langdon .OL Harry Whitson . . . . . . .OL Apefai Taifane . . . . . . .OL Drew Gilmore . . . . . . . .OL Sam Ogee . . . . . . . . . . .OL Daniel Machado . . . . . .OL Junior Gaitan . . . . . . . .OL Jojo Falo . . . . . . . . . . . .DL J.T. Lyon . . . . . . . . . . . .OL Zack Hickman . . . . . . .OL Zach Shallcross . . . . . . .OL Wade Willet . . . . . . . . .OL Nico DiFronzo . . . . . . .OL Chase Windham . . . . . .OL Kyle Reis . . . . . . . . . . .OL Vatulele Finau . . . . . . . .OL Sawyer Sobelman . . . . .OL Calvin Yurosek . . . . . . .OL David Chellsen . . . . . . .OL

No. 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 96 97 98 99

Name Pos. Alex Egurbide . . . . . . .WR Quentin Harrison . . . . .WR Eli Shelton . . . . . . . . . .WR Orlando Yepez . . . . . . .WR Daniel Sanchez . . . . . .WR Michael Roth . . . . . . . .WR Leonte Huerta-Moore .WR Alex Vega . . . . . . . . . . .K/P Casey Sublette . . . . . . .K/P Noah Rasheed . . . . . . .WR Mitch Souza . . . . . . . . . .K James Williams . . . . . . .DL Chris Flood . . . . . . . . . .DL Richard Watkins . . . . . .DL Kain Su’a . . . . . . . . . . .DL Cesar Nillaga . . . . . . . .DE Brando Phillips . . . . . . .DE Bryan Friedel . . . . . . . .TE Keenan Wolf . . . . . . . . .DL Pono Faaagi . . . . . . . . .DL Saia Fonongaloa . . . . . .DL Griffin Kemp . . . . . . . .DL


Offense Z-Back (Wide Receiver) 19 Ryan McNab 5-10 11 Jake Smeltzer 6-3 80 Alex Egurbide 6-5 89 Noah Rasheed 6-0 85 Michael Roth 6-4

2018 Cal Poly Preseason Depth Chart

X-Back (Wide Receiver) 6 J.J. Koski 6-1 81 Quentin Harrison 6-2 82 Eli Shelton 5-10 84 Daniel Sanchez 6-0

165 205 200 185 210

So. Jr. Sr. So. RFr.

195 195 165 185

Jr. So. RFr. Jr.

6-5 6-4 6-5

Left Guard 61 Paul Trujillo-Langdon 6-1 50 D.J. Stuckey 6-3 74 Chase Windham 6-4

285 275 290

Sr. So. RFr.

295 300 260

Jr. RFr. RFr.

6-4 6-3 6-3

298 300 300

Sr. Jr. RFr.

6-4 6-5 6-2

265 290 267

Jr. RFr. Jr.

6-4 6-5 6-3

280 285 260

Sr. Jr. So.

6-2 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-0

215 187 210 195 190

Sr. So. RFr. Fr. RFr.

230 215 215

Sr. Jr. RFr.

5-8 5-10 6-0 6-0

173 185 205 200

Sr. So. So. RFr.

6-1 5-11 5-7 5-9 5-9

200 188 170 186 200

So. So. Jr. So. RFr.

6-6 6-5

207 225

So. Fr.

Left Tackle 65 Sam Ogee 67 Junior Gaitan 72 Wade Willet

Center 62 Harry Whitson 63 Apefai Taifane 50 D.J. Stuckey

Right Guard 60 Tyler Whisenhunt 72 Wade Willet 70 Zack Hickman

Right Tackle 71 Zach Shallcross 79 David Chellsen 77 Sawyer Sobelman Quarterback 10 Khaleel Jenkins 18 Jake Jeffrey 12 Kyle Reid 4 Jalen Hamler 13 Conor Bruce

H-Back (Fullback) 5 Joe Protheroe 5-11 32 Trey Nahhas 6-2 31 Duy Tran-Sampson 6-2 S-Back (Slot Back) 3 Malcolm Davis 24 Tre Green 16 Ryan Robards 33 CJ Cole

W-Back (Wing Back) 25 Broc Mortensen 28 Chuby Dunu 1 J’uan Campbell 27 Drew Hernandez 39 Will Semone Y-Back (Tight End) 48 Nick White 96 Bryan Friedel

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Defense Defensive Tackle 68 Jojo Falo 6-2 97 Pono Faaagi 6-1 98 Saia Fonongaloa 6-3

Nose Tackle 59 Stanton Manumaleuna 5-11 54 Tiasamo Savusa 6-1 92 Richard Watkins 6-0 93 Kain Su’a 6-1 Defensive End 56 Myles Cecil 99 Griffin Kemp 53 Ryan Boehm 91 Chris Flood

Rush Linebacker 36 Patrick Walker 44 Matt Wright 49 Chris Evagues

Will Linebacker 15 Anders Turner 7 Jayson Lee 47 Aaron Cooper 38 Lance Vecchio Mike Linebacker 46 Nik Navarro 52 Fenton Will 40 Grant Alton

Sam Linebacker 35 Joey Ruiz 42 Matt Shotwell 43 Anthony Rosales Field Cornerback 9 Dominic Frasch 18 Kevin Howell 21 Kameron Dennis 34 Cameron Crump Field Safety 29 Carter Nichols 17 Bradley Mickey 10 Freddie Gaines 27 Brandon Davis Boundary Safety 8 Kitu Humphrey 22 Aaron Johnson 5 Lepi Lataimua 12 Mason Hurst

6-3 6-5 6-4 6-3

6-1 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-2

6-1 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-0

5-10 5-10 6-0 6-1

6-0 5-11 6-1 6-0

5-10 6-1 5-9 6-1

Boundary Cornerback 20 Sharky Reza 6-0 2 Jerek Rosales 6-0 13 Daniel Fox 5-10 26 Peyton Witcher 5-9 Nickel Back 20 Sharky Reza 13 Daniel Fox 18 Kevin Howell

Dime Back 5 Lepi Lataimua 10 Freddie Gaines

6-0 5-10 5-10

5-9 6-1

280 285 271

305 295 315 300 268 265 250 250

225 225 225 215 205 208 220

238 225 215 230 225 235

190 185 192 190

Fr. RFr. So.

RFr. Sr. Jr. RFr.

RFr. Jr. So. So. Sr. So. Jr.

Sr. Jr. RFr. So.

Jr. RFr. Sr. So. So. Jr.

Sr. So. Jr. So.

190 185 195 190

Jr. So. Jr. RFr.

185 190 180 180

Jr. Sr. So. Jr.

195 200 193 195

185 180 185

193 195

Jr. Sr. So. RFr.

Jr. So. So.

So. Jr.

Special Teams Kickoffs 88 Casey Sublette 5-11 87 Alex Vega 5-9 90 Mitch Souza 6-3

190 180 185

Sr. Sr. So.

5-11 5-9 6-3

190 180 185

Sr. Sr. So.

5-11 5-9 6-3

190 180 185

Sr. Sr. So.

5-10 5-8

165 173

So. Sr.

6-3 6-4 6-0

260 265 225

So. Jr. So.

6-4 6-3

265 260

Jr. So.

6-1 5-10 5-7

195 165 170

Jr. So. Jr.

5-10 5-9 6-1 5-10 6-1 5-7

190 193 195 165 200 170

Sr. So. Jr. So. So. Jr.

PATs/FG 88 Casey Sublette 87 Alex Vega 90 Mitch Souza Punter 88 Casey Sublette 87 Alex Vega 90 Mitch Souza Holder 19 Ryan McNab 3 Malcolm Davis

Long Snapper 77 Sawyer Sobelman 60 Tyler Whisenhunt 42 Matt Shotwell Short Snapper 60 Tyler Whisenhunt 77 Sawyer Sobelman Punt Returns 6 J.J. Koski 19 Ryan McNab 1 J’uan Campbell

Kickoff Returns 9 Dominic Frasch 5 Lepi Lataimua 6 J.J. Koski 19 Ryan McNab 14 Broc Mortensen 1 J’uan Campbell

2018 Travel Plans

North Dakota State Leave: Friday, Aug. 31, Bus to Santa Maria Fly to Fargo, N.D. (Allegiant, Charter) Return: Saturday, Sept. 1, Fargo to Santa Maria Hotel: Holiday Inn (701) 282-2700

Eastern Washington Leave: Friday, Sept. 21, Bus to San Jose Fly to Spokane (Southwest 6118) Return: Saturday, Sept. 22, Fly to Oakland (Southwest 4275) Bus to San Luis Obispo Hotel: Hotel RL Spokane at the Park (509) 777-6300

Sacramento State Leave: Friday, Oct. 5, Bus to Sacramento Return: Saturday, Oct. 6, PBus to San Luis Obispo Hotel: Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova (916) 861-2204

Northern Arizona Leave: Friday, Oct. 26, Bus to Santa Maria; Fly to Flagstaff, Ariz. (Allegiant, Charter) Return: Saturday, Oct. 27, Cedar City to Santa Maria Hotel: Little America Hotel (928) 779-7900

Montana State Leave: Friday, Nov. 2, bus to Santa Maria Fly to Bozeman, Mont. (Allegiant, Charter) Return: Saturday, Nov. 3, Bozeman to Santa Maria Hotel: Holiday Inn (406) 587-4561


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Sean Devine, MD

28th Year • UC Davis ‘79

Cal Poly Football Support Staff

Orthopedic Surgeon/Team Physician

A longtime supporter of Cal Poly athletics, Dr. Sean Devine continues to assist the athletic training staff weekly and on the sidelines during game days. Devine graduated from UC Davis and UC Davis Medical School. He did his surgical residency in San Diego and his Sports Medicine fellowship at the prestigious Steadman-Hawkins Clinic. In addition he did a sports medicine rotation with James Andrews, Md., in Birmingham, Ala. Devine has been in private practice in San Luis Obispo since the late 1980s, specializing in shoulder and knee injuries. He is also the team physician for Arroyo Grande High School and Cuesta College. Devine resides in Arroyo Grande with his wife, Eve, and children, Sarah and Jacob.

Steven J. Sainsbury, MD 13th Year • UCLA ‘77

Staff Physician/Team Physician

Dr. Steven J. Sainsbury begins his 13th season as a team physician for Cal Poly athletics. Sainsbury, a flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force from 1983-85, has served as physician director at March Air Force Base and Mee Memorial Hospital in King City as well as a staff physician at Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside General Hospital and, presently, at both Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. Sainsbury also has written for several publications, including Inland Empire Magazine, Twins Magazine, Delta Airlines In-Flight Magazines and Sunset Magazine. He was an instructor at Cuesta College from 1997-99 and has taught a kinesiology class at Cal Poly on tobacco, alcohol and drug use. Sainsbury earned his bachelor’s degree in microbiology at UCLA in 1977 and graduated from the George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C., in 1982. He served a flexible internship at the USAF Scott Medical Center in Illinois in 1983, completed his emergency medicine residency in 1987 at Highland General Hospital in Oakland and is presently a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Sainsbury, 64, is an author and expert witness as well. He and his wife, Lynnly, reside in San Luis Obispo and they have eight children.

Prince Williams

First Year • Benedictine ‘03

Assistant Athletic Trainer (Football)

Prince William, an athletic trainer at Cal State Monterey Bay for six years, joined the Cal Poly Sports Medicine staff in August 2017. He works primarily with Mustang football. From 2012-18, Williams worked primarily with both Otter soccer programs in the fall and with the softball team in the spring while assisting with the other 10 programs. Among other professional highlights was a stop at Cal, where he covered rugby, football and gymnastics with the Bears sports medicine staff. Prior to his time at Cal, Williams spent six years at Hartnell College in Salinas, where he served as both an assistant and head athletic trainer. In addition, he worked with the NFL as an ATC spotter for the San Francisco 49ers during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Williams graduated in 2003 from Benedictine College (Kan.), where he played football and earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education. He went on to earn his master’s of science degree at Cal (Penn.) in 2007.

Kristal Slover

26th Year • Cal State Fullerton ‘90 Director of Sports Medicine, ATC

Now in her 26th year as an athletic trainer at Cal Poly, Kristal Slover begins her 17th year as the department’s head athletics trainer. During her tenure at Cal Poly, Slover has helped lead the successful Cal Poly Sports Medicine program by directing all student-athletics trainers and serving as a guest lecturer for several classes and labs at Cal Poly and Cuesta College. She also serves as the Registration Chair for the Far West Athletic Trainers Association’s Annual Symposium. A graduate of Cal State Fullerton, Slover and husband, John, are the proud parents of two daughters, Janna Marie (17) and Kacie (14).

Eric Burdick

18th Year • Cal Poly ‘73

Director of Athletics Communications

Eric Burdick is in his 18th year of service in the Cal Poly Athletics Communications Office, becoming director on March 31, 2014, after stints as an intern (2001-02) and assistant director (2002-14) He was promoted to assistant athletics director in 2017. Prior to coming to Cal Poly, Burdick was sports editor at the San Luis Obispo County Tribune for over 20 years. A 1973 Cal Poly graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Burdick earned his secondary teaching credential a year later. During the 1970s, he was sports information director of the Calif. Collegiate Athletic Assn., Cuesta College and the Central Conference before becoming sports editor at the Five Cities Times-Press-Recorder for two years (1977-79). He was sports information director of men’s sports at Cal Poly for the 1979-80 school year prior to his stint at The Tribune, where he earned a California Newspaper Publishers Association award for best sports photo.

Sarah Qualle

Second Year • Cal Poly ‘19

A 2015 graduate of Ripon High School, Sarah will help with filming and editing as well as other projects. Qualle is in her fourth year at Cal Poly, majoring in nutrition. She was a cheerleader for football and basketball at Ripon High. Parents are Kevin and Melissa Qualle and Sarah has one sister, Emily.

Anthony Tucker

Third Year • Cal Poly ‘20

Anthony Tucker is a 2016 graduate of Chaminade College Prep in West Hills, Calif. Under head coach Ed Croson, he played defensive back and was a member of the 2013 CIF-Southern Section Western Division and California state Division II championship team that posted a 14-2 record. Currently a business administration major with a concentration in quantitative analysis, Tucker aspires to work in football operations at the professional or collegiate level. Tucker assists the Mustangs' Director of Football Operations with various day-to-day administrative tasks. Additionally, he helps the team with film upload and breakdown, official visits, in-season recruiting, video exchange, in-game statistics, and quality control on game day.


Ryan Gruss

Cal Poly Football Support Staff

Fourth Year • Azusa Pacific ‘08

Cal Poly Ticket Office Manager

Ryan Gruss enters his fourth full year as manager of the Cal Poly Ticket Office. He started at Cal Poly as the box office manager for the Performing Arts Center beginning in 2013. Gruss previously served four years at Azusa Pacific University as a ticket manager and assistant manager of the on-campus Event Center. Gruss graduated from Azusa Pacific in 2008 with a degree in communication studies and earned his Master's degree in business management in 2015. Gruss and his wife, Courtney, are the proud parents of one daughter, Ellie (2).

Jesse Latino

12th Year • Ithaca ‘04

Director of Facilities/Event Operations

Jesse Latino enters his 12th year as Director of Facilities/Event Operations for Cal Poly Athletics. Latino previously served two seasons as Assistant Athletics Director for Operations and Facilities at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., after serving as an intern in the office during the 2004-05 school year. Latino graduated from Ithaca College in May 2004, where he majored in sport management and was a four-year member of the football team. While at Ithaca he worked with the New England PGA as a Junior Golf Intern and Cornell University as a Facilities and Operations Intern. Latino earned his

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master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management from Iona College in June 2008. Originally from Southborough, Mass., Latino resided in Yonkers, N.Y. prior to accepting the position at Cal Poly. He attended Saint John’s High in Shrewsbury, Mass., where he played football and indoor/outdoor track (shot put and discus). Latino married Jenna Najmeh on July 1, 2017.

Jeff Troesch

15th Year • Washington State ‘87 Mental Performance Specialist

Jeff Troesch, MA, LMHC has been a mental performance specialist at the professional, elite amateur and collegiate levels since 1987, and has served in that role for several programs at Cal Poly since 2004. An internationally renowned expert in mental skills training and performance enhancement with nearly 30 years of experience, Troesch began his career after achieving his advanced degree from Washington State as a consultant with the NBA. He went on to assist the Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball, the U.S. Soccer Federation, IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla. and numerous touring golf and tennis pros. Jeff has also worked with student-athletes at dozens of major universities, including UCLA, Cal and Stanford. Currently, he also is involved in consulting with the Versus training system, a mobile brain training device that is being adopted into several major sports organizations, including several in the NBA. Jeff’s roles within each program at Cal Poly vary, but he has input into team building, ongoing team consultation, and individual athlete consultation regarding mental conditioning and performance enhancement, as well as coach consulting and development.

Offense Rallies for 43-31 Win Over Defense in 2018 Spring Game

Three takeaways early during the Cal Poly football team's Spring Game led the Mustang defense to 9-3 and 14-8 leads at Alex G. Spanos Stadium on April 27, but the offense rallied with a pair of touchdowns shortly after, on the way to a 43-31 win. The scoring format for the scrimmage awarded one point for first downs and two points per plays of over 20 yards (in addition to the usual six points for a touchdown plus one for an extra point), while the defense was able to score via turnovers (three points each), 3-and-outs (also three points apiece), stopping drives (one point) and sacks (also one). Sophomore defensive back Bradley Mickey intercepted a Jake Jeffrey pass early on, before redshirt freshman end Myles Cecil forced a fumble recovered by senior tackle Tiasamo Savusa, tallying a 9-3 advantage for the defense, which had won the last two Spring Games. Sophomore end Chris Flood also forced a fumble a bit later on, resulting in a 14-8 margin for the defense. Jeffrey, however, answered with a 23-yard keeper on the ensuing possession, followed by a 20-yard run, en route to punching it into the end zone himself from a yard out and a 22-15 lead. The defense would respond by forcing back-to-back 3-and-outs, however, to tie the game at 25-all, but the offense rebounded with a steady drive to move in front 31-27. Jeffrey then connected with redshirt freshman wide receiver Michael Roth for an 18yard touchdown pass, yielding a 38-27 lead. A 24-yard run by redshirt freshman Will Semone effectively put the game out of reach late, at 41-27 for the offense. Redshirt freshman quarterback Kyle Reid rushed for a game-high 67 yards on 18 carries, while junior slot back Raven Middleton was next with 54 yards on 15 carries. Jeffrey finished 5-for-8 through the air for 50 yards. Altogether on the evening, 11 different Mustang ball-carriers rushed 77 times in combining to rack up 331 yards on the ground. Six different receivers were targeted by the dual quarterbacks on the night for 53 yards, as the offense gained 384 yards in all. Sophomore linebacker Anthony Rosales and redshirt freshman defensive back Aaron Cooper each finished with a game-high seven tackles apiece, while sophomore defensive lineman Sean Davitt added six. Offense (White) 43, Defense (Green) 31 Scoring: White – Jake Jeffrey 1 run White – Michael Roth 18 pass from Jake Jeffrey

Quarterback Jake Jeffrey tries to connect with a receiver downfield during 2018 Spring Game on April 27 in Spanos Stadium.

Rushing: Kyle Reid 18-67, Raven Middleton 15-54, Jake Jeffrey 9-52, Drew Hernandez 7-46, Will Semone 5-44, Duy Tran-Sampson 11-42, Trey Nahhas 4-15, Joe Protheroe 2-10, Broc Mortensen 3-1, Jacob Naschke 1-(-6). Passing: Jake Jeffrey 5-8-1, 50; Kyle Reid 1-3-0, 3. Receiving: Daniel Sanchez 1-18, Michael Roth 1-18, Jacob Naschke 1-5, CJ Cole 1-5, Malcolm Davis 1-5, Broc Mortensen 1-4. Defense: Tackles – Anthony Rosales 7, Aaron Cooper 7, Sean Davitt 6, Fenton Will 5, Patrick Walker 5, Chris Flood 4, Grant Alton 4, Matt Shotwell 3, Kevin Howell 3, , Joey Ruiz 3, Brandon Davis 3, Kain Su’a 3. Sacks — Fenton Will, Jojo Falo. Forced Fumbles — Myles Cecil, Chris Flood. Fumble Recoveries – Tiasamo Savusa. Interceptions – Bradley Mickey. Pass Breakups — Jerek rosales.


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Cal Poly Football History -- Series Records

OPPONENT W-L-T Adams State . . . . . . . . . .2-0-0 Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Albertson . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0-0 Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Angelo State . . . . . . . . . .2-1-0 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Arizona State . . . . . . . . . .0-4-0 Boise State . . . . . . . . . .3-12-1 Bowling Green . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Bradley (Ill.) . . . . . . . . . . .0-2-0 Brigham Young . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Brown . . . . . . . .First Meeting Cal Lutheran . . . . . . . . . .6-2-0 Cal Ramblers . . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Cal State Fullerton . . . . . .6-5-0 Cal State Hayward . . . . .10-2-0 Cal State Los Angeles . .12-4-0 Cal State Northridge . . .29-9-0 Cal Poly Pomona . . . . . .13-1-1 Cal Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2-0 Cameron State (Okla.) . . .0-1-0 Central Connecticut . . . . .0-1-0 Central Oklahoma . . . . . .1-0-0 Central Washington . . . . .1-0-0 Chico State . . . . . . . . . . .1-3-1 Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Colorado State . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Dixie State . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . .1-0-0

(Records are Since Cal Poly Became a Four-Year School in 1941)

PCT. 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 .667 .000 .000 .200 .000 .000 .000

.750 .000 .545 .833 .750 .763 .928 .714 .000 .000 1.000 1.000 .714 .000 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000

OPPONENT W-L-T E. New Mexico . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Eastern Washington . . .2-7-0 Fort Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Fresno State . . . . . . . .10-32-2 Hofstra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-2-0 Humboldt State . . . . . . .10-7-0 Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2-0 Idaho State . . . . . . . . . .13-8-0 Iona College . . . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Jacksonville State (Al.) . .1-0-0 Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 LaVerne . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0-0 Lewis and Clark . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1-0 Linfield (OR) . . . . . . . . . . .2-1-0 Long Beach State . . . . .6-12-0 Loyola Marymount . . . . . .0-2-0 McMurry (Tex.) . . . . . . . . .0-2-0 McNeese State . . . . . . .1-0-0 Mexico University . . . . . . .1-0-0 Midwestern (Tex.) . . . . . . .2-0-0 Millersville . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Missouri Valley . . . . . . . . .1-1-0 Montana . . . . . . . . . . . .5-15-0 Montana State . . . . . . .10-5-0 Nebraska-Kearney . . . . . .2-0-0 Nevada . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7-0 New Mexico State . . . . . .3-1-0 North Carolina Central . . .1-0-0 North Dakota . . . . . . . . . .3-4-0

PCT. 1.000 .222 1.000 .250 .000 .588 .000 .619 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 .500 .667 .333 .000 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 .250 .667 1.000 .300 .750 1.000 .429

OPPONENT W-L-T North Dakota State . . . .3-4-0 Northern Arizona . . . . .1-11-0 Northern Colorado . . . . .10-3-0 Northern Illinois . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . .1-7-0 Northwestern State . . . . .1-0-0 Occidental . . . . . . . . . . . .0-4-1 Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Old Dominion . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Pacific (Cal.) . . . . . . . . . . .0-6-0 Pacific U. (Ore.) . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Pepperdine . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3-1 Portland State . . . . . . .13-11-0 Puget Sound . . . . . . . . . .1-1-0 Redlands . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1-0 Sacramento State . . . . .20-17 Saint Francis (Pa.) . . . .1-0-0 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) . . . .11-2-0 Saint Mary’s (Tex.) . . . . . .1-0-0 Sam Houston State . . . . .0-1-0 San Diego State . . . . . .11-14-0 San Francisco State . . .21-5-1 San Jose State . . . . . . . .2-8-0 Santa Clara . . . . . . . . . .13-6-0 Savannah State . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Simon Fraser (Canada) . .4-0-0 Sonoma State . . . . . . . . .4-2-0 South Alabama . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Southern Connecticut . . .0-1-0 South Dakota . . . . . . . . . .3-1-0

2017 Postseason Honors

Darren Adjei All-Big Sky Conference Honorable Mention

PCT. .429 .083 .769 .000 .125 1.000 .000 .000 1.000 .000 1.000 .563 .542 .500 .750 .541 1.000 .846 1.000 .000 .44 .796 .200 .684 1.000 1.000 .667 1.000 .000 .750

OPPONENT W-L-T South Dakota State . . . . .6-3-0 Southern Oregon . . . . . . .2-0-0 Southern Utah . . . . . . .19-9-0 Sul Ross State (Tex.) . . . .0-2-0 Texas-El Paso . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Texas State . . . . . . . . . . .1-3-0 Toledo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 U. San Diego . . . . . . . . . .5-1-0 UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . .20-21-2 UC Riverside . . . . . . . . . .1-2-0 UC Santa Barbara . . . .22-11-0 UNLV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1-0 Weber State . . . . . . . . . .6-7-0 West Texas A&M . . . . . . .2-0-0 Western Montana . . . . . . .2-0-0 Western New Mexico . . . .3-0-0 Western Oregon . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Western State (Colo.) . . .1-1-0 Western Illinois . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Western Washington . . . .1-1-0 Whittier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3-0 Willamette (Ore.) . . . . . . .2-0-0 Winston-Salem State . . . .0-1-0 Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0-0 Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1-0 Youngstown State . . . . . .0-2-0 Total: 504-408-20 2018 Opponents in Bold

PCT. .667 1.000 .679 .000 1.000 .250 .000 .000 .833 .488 .333 .647 .500 .462 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 .000 .500 .625 1.000 .000 .000 1.000 .000 .000 .552

David Chellsen Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team

Jared Mohamed STATS FCS All-American Third Team All-Big Sky Conference First Team Phil Steele's 2017 Postseason All-Big Sky Conference First Team Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team

Colin Goebel Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team

Sam Ogee Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team

Augustino Elisaia All-Big Sky Conference Second Team

Jake Jeffrey Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team

Joey Kuperman All-Big Sky Conference Honorable Mention Select Group for the College Gridiron Showcase and Symposium Cal Poly football program covers from the following seasons (left to right): 1948 1957 1974 1991 2010

B.J. Nard All-Big Sky Conference Honorable Mention

Jake Smeltzer Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team

Casey Sublette All-Big Sky Conference Honorable Mention Big Sky Conference All-Academic Team

Cal Poly Football Program Covers


1985 1990 1992 2004 2005 2006 2007

First Meeting

1995 @ Ogden 1996 @ Cal Poly 2001 @ Ogden 2002 @ Cal Poly 2006 @ Ogden 2007 @ Cal Poly 2008 @ Cal Poly 2009 @ Ogden 2012 @ Ogden 2013 @ Cal Poly 2015 @ Ogden 2016 @ Ogden 2017 @ Cal Poly

Cal Poly 35, No. Dakota St. 28 No. Dakota St. 47, Cal Poly 0 No. Dakota St. 26, Cal Poly 10 Cal Poly 13, No. Dakota St. 10 Cal Poly 37, No. Dakota St. 6 No. Dakota St. 51, Cal Poly 14 No. Dakota St. 31, Cal Poly 28

Brown (0-0)

Weber State (6-7)

Weber State 53, Cal Poly 43 Weber State 30, Cal Poly 20 Weber State 43, Cal Poly 40 (4 OT) Cal Poly 28, Weber State 26 Cal Poly 17, Weber State 0 Cal Poly 47, Weber State 19 Weber State 49, Cal Poly 35 Weber State 47, Cal Poly 14 Cal Poly 45, Weber State 23 Cal Poly 47, Weber State 0 Cal Poly 30, Weber State 24 Weber State 22, Cal Poly 16 weber State 17, Cal Poly 3

Eastern Washington (2-7)

1994 1995 2004 2005 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016

@ Cheney @ Cal Poly @ Cheney @ Cal Poly @ Cal Poly @ Cheney @ Cal Poly @ Cheney @ Cal Poly

1969 1971 1994 1996 1998 1999 2000 2001 2003 2005 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016

@ Missoula @ Cal Poly @ Missoula @ Missoula @ Missoula @ Cal Poly @ Missoula @ Cal Poly @ Missoula @ Missoula @ Missoula @ Missoula @ Cal Poly @ Missoula @ Cal Poly @ Missoula @ Missoula @ Cal Poly @ Missoula @ Cal Poly

1967 1968 1976 1977 1978 1980 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

2018 Cal Poly Opponents -- Series Results

North Dakota State (3-4)

@ Cal Poly @ Fargo @ Fargo @ Fargo @ Cal Poly @ Fargo @ Cal Poly

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Eastern Washington 61, Cal Poly 7 Cal Poly 52, Eastern Washington 35 Eastern Washington 38, Cal Poly 21 Cal Poly 40, Eastern Washington 35 E. Washington 53, Cal Poly 51 (3 OT) Eastern Washington 34, Cal Poly 17 Eastern Washington 35, Cal Poly 22 Eastern Washington 42, Cal Poly 41 (OT) Eastern Washington 42, Cal Poly 21

Montana (5-15)

Montana 14, Cal Poly 0 Montana 38, Cal Poly 14 Montana 45, Cal Poly 0 Montana 43, Cal Poly 0 Montana 37, Cal Poly 14 Montana 28, Cal Poly 14 Montana 53, Cal Poly 3 Montana 31, Cal Poly 17 Montana 17, Cal Poly 14 Montana 36, Cal Poly 27 Cal Poly 35, Montana 21 Montana 10, Cal Poly 9 Montana 30, Cal Poly 28 Montana 35, Cal Poly 23 Cal Poly 35, Montana 33 Montana 37, Cal Poly 23 Montana 21, Cal Poly 14 (OT) Cal Poly 41, Montana 21 Cal Poly 20, Montana 19 Cal Poly 42, Montana 41

Sacramento State (20-17)

@ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly

George Brett Timer

Cal Poly 17, Sacramento State 7 Sacramento State 13, Cal Poly 6 Cal Poly 34, Sacramento State 10 Cal Poly 31, Sacramento State 7 Cal Poly 52, Sacramento State 5 Sacramento State 24, Cal Poly 19 Cal Poly 38, Sacramento State 15 Cal Poly 27, Sacramento State 6 Sacramento State 28, Cal Poly 27 Cal Poly 26, Sacramento State 6 Sacramento State 21, Cal Poly 13 Sacramento State 30, Cal Poly 29 Sacramento State 16, Cal Poly 15 Sacramento State 20, Cal Poly 17

Denny Allison Game Scoreboard

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

1939 1940 1976 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

1935 1936 1962 1994 1998 1999

@ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly @ Sacramento @ Cal Poly

Sacramento State 21, Cal Poly 20 Sacramento State 24, Cal Poly 0 Sacramento State 35, Cal Poly 34 Cal Poly 27, Sacramento State 23 Sacramento State 37, Cal Poly 36 Cal Poly 48, Sacramento State 28 Cal Poly 45, Sacramento State 0 Sacramento State 22, Cal Poly 14 Sacramento State 31, Cal Poly 26 Sacramento State 37, Cal Poly 17 Cal Poly 55, Sacramento State 21 Sacramento State 27, Cal Poly 17 Cal Poly 31, Sacramento State 17 Cal Poly 58, Sacramento State 13 Cal Poly 37, Sacramento State 13 Cal Poly 17, Sacramento State 10 Cal Poly 38, Sacramento State 19 Sacramento State 35, Cal Poly 29 Cal Poly 42, Sacramento State 7 Cal Poly 56, Sacramento State 27 Cal Poly 36, Sacramento State 14 Cal Poly 59, Sacramento State 47 Sacramento State 49, Cal Poly 14

UC Davis (20-21-2)

@ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis @ Cal Poly @ Davis

UC Davis 28, Cal Poly 0 Cal Poly 27, UC Davis 0 Cal Poly 26, UC Davis 14 UC Davis 29, Cal Poly 22 Cal Poly 31, UC Davis 10 Cal Poly 28, UC Davis 25 Cal Poly 30, UC Davis 0 UC Davis 24, Cal Poly 0 UC Davis 24, Cal Poly 14 UC Davis 10, Cal Poly 6 UC Davis 34, Cal Poly 21 UC Davis 32, Cal Poly 21 Cal Poly 41, UC Davis 0 Tie - 21-21 Cal Poly 28, UC Davis 21 Cal Poly 19, UC Davis 0 UC Davis 31, Cal Poly 28 Tie - 32-32 UC Davis 37, Cal Poly 26 Cal Poly 32, UC Davis 31 UC Davis 34, Cal Poly 31 Cal Poly 17, UC Davis 13 Cal Poly 20, UC Davis 19 UC Davis 34, Cal Poly 24 UC Davis 34, Cal Poly 27 UC Davis 63, Cal Poly 23 Cal Poly 31, UC Davis 28 UC Davis 28, Cal Poly 14 Cal Poly 18, UC Davis 14 UC Davis 36, Cal Poly 33 UC Davis 20, Cal Poly 13 Cal Poly 23, UC Davis 17 Cal Poly 63, UC Davis 28 Cal Poly 51, UC Davis 28 UC Davis 23, Cal Poly 10 UC Davis 22, Cal Poly 21 UC Davis 24, Cal Poly 17 Cal Poly 28, UC Davis 20 Cal Poly 34, UC Davis 16 UC Davis 48, Cal Poly 35 Cal Poly 55, UC Davis 38 Cal Poly 21, UC Davis 16 UC Davis 31, Cal Poly 28

Northern Arizona (1-11)

@ Cal Poly @ Flagstaff @ Cal Poly @ Flagstaff @ Cal Poly @ Flagstaff

Northern Arizona 15, Cal Poly 12 Northern Arizona 7, Cal Poly 0 Northern Arizona 21, Cal Poly 20 Northern Arizona 44, Cal Poly 21 Northern Arizona 9, Cal Poly 0 Northern Arizona 55, Cal Poly 21

Event Staff

Chris Giovannetti Play Clock

Mike Moreno Public Address

2002 2003 2012 2013 2014 2017

1958 1959 1960 1972 1995 1996 1997 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2014 2015

@ Cal Poly @ Flagstaff @ Flagstaff @ Cal Poly @ Flagstaff @ Cal Poly

Northern Arizona 31, Cal Poly 24 Northern Arizona 24, Cal Poly 7 Cal Poly 42, Northern Arizona 34 Northern Arizona 17, Cal Poly 13 Northern Arizona 38, Cal Poly 35 Northern Arizona 28, Cal Poly 10

Montana State (10-5)

@ Cal Poly @ Bozeman @ Cal Poly @ Cal Poly @ Cal Poly @ Bozeman @ Bozeman @ Cal Poly @ Bozeman @ Bozeman @ Cal Poly @ Bozeman @ Cal Poly @ Cal Poly @ Bozeman

Cal Poly 16, Montana State 6 Montana State 35, Cal Poly 18 Montana State 22, Cal Poly 18 Cal Poly 34, Montana State 7 Montana State 13, Cal Poly 10 Montana State 37, Cal Poly 20 Cal Poly 20, Montana State 19 Cal Poly 40, Montana State 37 Cal Poly 35, Montana State 14 Cal Poly 34, Montana State 6 Cal Poly 24, Montana State 21 Cal Poly 27, Montana State 14 Cal Poly 38, Montana State 10 Cal Poly 35, Montana State 27 Montana State 45, Cal Poly 28

Idaho State (13-8)

1937 @ Pocatello 1938 @ Cal Poly 1964 @ Cal Poly 1973 @ Cal Poly 1974 @ Pocatello 1975 @ Cal Poly 1976 @ Pocatello 1982 @ Pocatello 1983 @ Cal Poly 1995 @ Cal Poly 1996 @ Pocatello 2002 @ Pocatello 2003 @ Cal Poly 2004 @ Pocatello 2005 @ Cal Poly 2007 @ Pocatello 2008 @ Cal Poly 2012 @ Cal Poly 2014 @ Pocatello 2015 @ Cal Poly 2017 @ Pocatello

Cal Poly 13, Idaho State 7 Cal Poly 21, Idaho State 0 Idaho State 20, Cal Poly 0 Cal Poly 20, Idaho State 10 Idaho State 12, Cal Poly 7 Cal Poly 65, Idaho State 14 Cal Poly 29, Idaho State 17 Cal Poly 15, Idaho State 13 Cal Poly 44, Idaho State 37 Idaho State 28, Cal Poly 22 Idaho State 35, Cal Poly 32 (OT) Idaho State 24, Cal Poly 14 Idaho State 38, Cal Poly 31 Cal Poly 35, Idaho State 20 Cal Poly 35, Idaho State 10 Cal Poly 48, Idaho State 28 Cal Poly 49, Idaho State 10 Cal Poly 70, Idaho State 14 Idaho State 30, Cal Poly 28 Cal Poly 58, Idaho State 26 Idaho State 38, Cal Poly 34

Southern Utah (19-9)

1986 @ Cal Poly 1987 @ Cedar City 1988 @ Cal Poly 1989 @ Cedar City 1990 @ Cal Poly 1991 @ Cedar City 1992 @ Cal Poly 1993 @ Cedar City 1994 @ Cal Poly 1995 @ Cedar City 1996 @ Cal Poly 1998 @ Cedar City 1999 @ Cal Poly 2000 @ Cedar City 2001 @ Cal Poly 2002 @ Cedar City 2003 @ Cal Poly 2004 @ Cedar City 2005 @ Cal Poly 2006 @ Cal Poly 2007 @ Cedar City 2008 @ Cal Poly 2009 @ Cal Poly 2010 @ Cedar City 2011 @ Cal Poly 2014 @ Cal Poly 2015 @ Cedar City 2017 @ Cedar City

Southern Utah 43, Cal Poly 33 Southern Utah 10, Cal Poly 7 Cal Poly 23, Southern Utah 10 Southern Utah 38, Cal Poly 24 Cal Poly 42, Southern Utah 21 Southern Utah 33, Cal Poly 21 Cal Poly 17, Southern Utah 14 Cal Poly 38, Southern Utah 6 Cal Poly 35, Southern Utah 21 Cal Poly 35, Southern Utah 20 Cal Poly 45, Southern Utah 34 Southern Utah 27, Cal Poly 17 Cal Poly 38, Southern Utah 10 Southern Utah 42, Cal Poly 13 Cal Poly 34, Southern Utah 24 Cal Poly 27, Southern Utah 21 Cal Poly 33, Southern Utah 21 Cal Poly 24, Southern Utah 17 Cal Poly 20, Southern Utah 10 Cal Poly 18, Southern Utah 14 Cal Poly 28, Southern Utah 21 Cal Poly 69, Southern Utah 41 Cal Poly 24, Southern Utah 23 Southern Utah 20, Cal Poly 7 Cal Poly 31, Southern Utah 27 Cal Poly 42, Southern Utah 39 Southern Utah 54, Cal Poly 37 Southern Utah 20, Cal Poly 14

Anshul Shah Offensive Spotter

Donovan Aird Defensive Spotter


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2018 Opponents

North Dakota State

Game 1 -- September 1, 2018, Fargo, ND, 2:30 p.m. CDT (ESPN3)

Easton Stick Quarterback

Robbie Grimsley Defensive Back

Chris Klieman Head Coach

Location: Fargo, ND 58102 Founded: 1890 Enrollment: 14,358 President: Dr. Dean L. Bresciani (Humboldt State ‘84) Athletics Director: Matt Larsen (Stony Brook ‘96) Colors: Maroon, Yellow and Green Conference: Missouri Valley Football Conference Nickname: Bison Stadium (Capacity): Fargodome (18,700) Surface: AstroTurf GameDay Grass Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 14-1 2017 Conference Record (Place): 7-1 (First Place) Basic Offense: Pro Style Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 46 / 19 Starters Returning / Lost: 13 / 9 Series: North Dakota State 4-3 Last Meeting: NDSU, 31-28, in 2007 at San Luis Obispo 2017 Results

Sept. 2 Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . .72-7 W Sept. 9 at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . . .40-13 W Sept. 23 Robert Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-0 W Sept. 30 *Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-11 W Oct. 7 *at Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-0 W Oct. 14 *at Youngstown State (OT) . . . . . . . .27-24 W Oct. 21 *Western Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-12 W Oct. 28 *Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-14 W Nov. 4 *at South Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . . .21-33 L Nov. 11 *South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-14 W Nov. 18 *at Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-7 W Dec. 2 #San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-3 W Dec. 9 #Wofford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-10 W Dec. 15 #Sam Houston State . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-13 W Jan. 6 #vs. James Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-13 W *MVFC game #NCAA FCS playoff game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Chris Klieman (Northern Iowa ‘90) Record / Years: 54-6 / Fifth Year Overall / Years: 57-13 / Sixth Year Football Office Phone: (701) 231-7795 Best Time to Call: Mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Courtney Messingham (Off. Coor./RBs), Matt  Entz (Def. Coor./LBs), Conor Riley (Running Game Coor./OL), Nick Goeser (DTs), Randy Hedberg (QBs), Joe Klanderman (DBs), Kody Morgan (CBs), Jason Ray (WRs), Tyler Roehl (TEs/FBs), Buddha Williams (DEs), Ben Klinger (Off. Quality Control), Daniel Goodman (Def. Quality Control). Sports Information Football SID: Ryan Perreault (Ryan.Perreault@ndsu.edu) SID Office Phone: (701) 231-8331 SID Fax: (701) TBA SID Cell: (701) 793-0521 Press Box Phone: (701) TBA Web Address: www.GoBison.com Sept. 1 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

Weber State

2018 Schedule Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 North Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 *South Dakota State . . . . . . . .2:30 *at Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 *at Western Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . .6 *Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 *at South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 *Youngstown State . . . . . . . . .2:30 *at Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 *Southern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 *MVFC game All Times Central

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Game 2 -- September 8, 2018, San Luis Obispo, CA, 6:05 p.m. PDT

Iosua Opeta Offensive Line

LeGrand Toia Linebacker

Jay Hill Head Coach

Location: Ogden, UT 84408-2701 Founded: 1889 Enrollment: 27,949 President (Interim): Norm Tarbox (BYU) Athletics Director: Jerry Bovee (Utah State ’92) Colors: Royal Purple and White Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Wildcats Stadium (Capacity): Stewart Stadium (17,500) Surface: FieldTurf Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 11-3 2017 Conference Record (Place): 7-1 (Tie-First Place) Basic Offense: 21 Personnel Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 45 / 17 Starters Returning / Lost: 7 / 7 Series: Weber State 7-6 Last Meeting: Weber State, 17-3, in 2017, at San Luis Obispo 2017 Results

Sept. 1 Montana Western . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76-0 W Sept. 9 at California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-33 L Sept. 16 at Sacramento State (NC) . . . . . . . . .31-24 W Sept. 23 *UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..41-3 W Sept. 30 *at Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-17 W Oct. 14 *Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-32 L Oct. 21 *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-3 W Oct. 28 *Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-27 W Nov. 4 *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . . .28-20 W Nov. 11 *at Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63-17 W Nov. 18 *Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-7 W Nov. 25 #Western Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-19 W Dec. 2 #at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-13 W Dec. 8 #at James Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-31 L *Big Sky Conference game ^FCS Playoffs

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jay Hill (Utah ’00) Record / Years: 26-23 (Fifth Year) Overall / Years: 26-23 (Fifth Year) Football Office Phone: (801) 626-6493 Best Time to Call: Monday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Brent Myers (Associate Head Coach/OL), Dave Schram (Off. Coor./WR), Al Pupunu (TEs), Kite Afeaki (DL), Kelly Bills (QBs), Quinton Ganther (RBs), Joe Dale (DBs), Colton Swan (Spec. Teams Coor./ILBs), Grant Duff (Outside LBs), Derrick Luken (Dir. of FB Ops.) Sports Information Football SID: Paul Grua SID Office Phone: (801) 626-7414 SID Fax: (801) 626-6490 SID Cell: (801) 452-3811 Press Box Phone: (801) 626-6588 Email: pgrua@weber.edu Web Address: www.weberstatesports.com Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

2018 Schedule at Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. at Cal Poly (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:05 p.m. South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. *Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. *Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. *Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . .12 noon *at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA

* Big Sky Conference game All Times Mountain


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2018 Opponents Brown

Game 3 -- Sept. 14, 2018, San Luis Obispo, CA, 7:05 p.m. PDT

Christian Montano Offensive Line

Michael Hoecht Defensive Line

Phil Estes Head Coach

Location: Providence, RI 02912 Founded: 1764 Enrollment: 5,821 President: Christina Paxson (Swarthmore College ‘82) Director of Athletics: Jack Hayes (Providence ‘89) Colors: Brown, Cardinal Red and White Conference: Ivy League Nickname: Bears Stadium (Capacity): Brown Stadium (20,000) Surface: Natural Grass Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 2-8 2017 Conference Record (Place): 0-7 (Eighth Place) Basic Offense: Pro Set Basic Defense: Multiple 4-3 and 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 38 / 15 Starters Returning / Lost: 12 / 10 Series: First Meeting1 Last Meeting: First Meeting

Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 18

2017 Results

Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-23 W *at Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-45 L Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-21 W at Stetson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-17 L *Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-53 L *at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-34 L *Penn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-17 L *at Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-34 L *Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-33 L *at Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-24 L *Ivy League game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Phil Estes (New Hampshire ‘81) Record / Years: 114-85 / 21st Year Overall / Years: 114-85 / 21st Year Football Office Phone: (401) 863-2424 Best Time to Call: Mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Abbott Burrell (Asst. HC/Safeties), Michael Kelleher (Def. Coor./DBs), Kevin Decker (Off. Coor./QBs), Dempsey Quinn (TEs), Neil McGrath (LBs), Chris Setian (RBs), Clay McGrath (DL), Shea Dwyer (WRs), Chris Zarkoskie (OL), Scott Cordischi (Dir. of FBOps.)

Sports Information Football SID: Chris Humm (christopher_humm@brown.edu) SID Office Phone: (4-1) 863-1095 SID Fax: (401) 863-1436 SID Cell: (401) 413-1403 Press Box Phone: (401) 867-3888; (401) 867-3897 Web Address: www.brownbearsk.com Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

Eastern Washington

2018 Schedule

at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:05 *Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Georgetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 at Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .` *at Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 *Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 *Penn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 *at Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 *Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:30 *at Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30

*Ivy League game All Times Eastern

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Game 4 -- September 22, 2018, Cheney, WA, 1:05 p.m. PDT (SWX)

Gage Gubrud Quarterback

Mitch Fettig Defensive Back

Beau Baldwin Head Coach

Location: Cheney, Wash. 99004 Founded: 1882 Enrollment: 12,607 President: Dr. Mary Cullinan (University of Wisconsin ‘78) Director of Athletics: Lynn Hickey (Ouachita Baptist '73) Colors: Red and White Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Eagles Stadium (Capacity): Roos Field (8,600) Surface: Red SprinTurf Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 7-4 2017 Conference Record (Place): 6-2 (Tie-Third) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-2-5 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 56 / 14 Starters Returning / Lost: 17 / 5 Series: Eastern Washington leads 7-2 Last Meeting: EWU 42-41, in 2016, at San Luis Obispo, CA

Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

2017 Results

at Texas Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-56 L North Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . . .13-40 L at Fordham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-21 W *at Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-41 W *Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . .52-31 W *at UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-38 W *Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-19 W *at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-46 L *Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-28 L *at North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-14 W *Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59-33 W

*Big Sky Conference game ^FCS playoffs

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Aaron Best (Eastern Washington 01) Record / Years: 7-4 / Second Year Overall / Years: 7-43 / Second Year Football Office Phone: (509) 359-6541 Best Time to Call: Weekday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Eti Ena (Associate HC/DL), Bodie Reeder (Off. Coor./QBs), Jeff Schmedding (Def. Coor./Safeties), Jase Butorac (OL), Jay Dumas (WRs), Josh Fetter (LBs), Brian Strandley (DL), Cherokee Valeria (CBs/Recruiting Coor.), Kevin Maurice (RBs), Heath Pulver (TE/Secial Teams Coor.)

Sports Information Football SID: Dave Cook (dcook@ewu.edu) SID Office Phone: (509) 359-6334 SID Fax: (509) 359-2828 SID Cell: (509) 280-2502 Press Box Phone: (509) 359-6351 Web Address: www.goeags.com Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 16

2018 Schedule

Central Washington . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 at Northern Arizona (NC) . . . . . . .4:05 at Washington State . . . . . . . . . .5:05 *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 *at Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 *Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:05 *at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:05 *Idaho . . . . . . . . . .12:05 p.m. or 3:05 *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . .11:05 *UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 *at Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

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* Big Sky Conference game All Times Pacific


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Montana

Game 5 -- Sept. 29, 2018, San Luis Obispo, CA, 4:05 p.m. PDT (Eleven Sports)

Keenan Curran Wide Receiver

Josh Buss Linebacker

Bobby Hauck Head Coach

Location: Missoula, MT 59812 Founded: 1893 Enrollment: 10,987 President: Seth Bodnar (Army West Point ‘01) Athletics Director: Kent Haslam (Brigham Young ’93) Colors: Maroon and Silver Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Grizzlies Stadium (Capacity): Washington-Grizzly Stadium (25,217) Surface: FieldTurf - Revolution 360 with CoolPlay Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 7-4 2015 Conference Record (Place): 5-3 (Tie-Sixth) Basic Offense:  Multiple Basic Defense: Multiple 3-4 and 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 37 / 22 Starters Returning / Lost: 11 / 22 Series: Montana leads 15-5 Last Meeting: Cal Poly, 42-41, in 2016, at San Luis Obispo

Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 6 Oct. 14 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

2017 Results Valparaiso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-23 W at Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-63 L Savannah State . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-3 W *Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . .41-48 L *at Portland State . . . . . . . . . . .45-33 W *at Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . .39-31 W *North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-17 W *at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-41 L *Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . .17-15 W *Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . .44-14 W *at Montana State . . . . . . . . . . .23-31 L *Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Bobby Hauck (Montana ‘88) Record / Years: 80-17 / Eighth Year Overall / Years: 95-56 / 14th Year Football Office Phone: (406) 243-2969 Best Time to Call: Monday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Brent Pease (Asst. HC/WRs), Kent Baer (Def. Coor./LBs), Timm Rosenbach (Off. Coor./QBs), Justin Green (RBs/Recruiting Coor.), Chad Germer (OL), Barry Sacks (DL), Jace Schillinger (TEs), Shann Schillinger (Safeties), CJ Cox (CBs).

Sports Information Football SID: Eric Taber (eric.taber@mso.umt.edu) SID Office Phone: (406) 231-8331 SID Fax: (406) 243-6859 SID Cell: (646) 287-7492 Press Box Phone: (406) 243-4167 Web Address: www.gogriz.com Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

2018 Schedule Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. at Western Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:05 p.m. *Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *at North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . .12 noon *UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA

*Big Sky Conference game All Times Mountain

Sacramento State

Game 6 -- October 6, 2018, Sacramento, CA, 6:05 p.m. PDT

Andre Lindsey Wide Receiver

Mister Harriel Defensive Back

Jody Sears Head Coach

Location: Sacramento, CA 95819 Founded: 1947 Enrollment: 30,800 President: Dr. Robert Nelson (Brigham Young ‘74) Athletics Director: Mark Orr (UC Berkeley ‘99) Colors: Green and Gold Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Hornets Stadium (Capacity): Hornet Stadium (21,195) Surface: FieldTurf Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 7-4 2016 Conference Record (Place): 6-2 (Tie-Third) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-2-5 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 57 / 18 Starters Returning / Lost: 17 / 9 Series: Cal Poly leads 20-17 Last Meeting: Sacramento St. 49-14 in 2017, San Luis Obispo Aug. 31 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

2017 Results

at Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-28 L Incarnate Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-22 W Weber State (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-31 L *Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-27 W *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . .31-52 L *Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-21 W *at North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-27 W *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . .17-37 L *Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . .50-21 W *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-14 W *UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-47 W *Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Interim Head Coach: Jody Sears (Washington State ’91) Record / Years: 18-26 / Fifth Year Overall / Years: 22-46 / Seventh Year Football Office Phone: (916) 278-7053 Best Time to Call: Mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Paul Wulff (Asst. Head Coach/Co-Off. Coor./ OL), Luke Huard (Co-Off. Coor./QBs), Samuel Lawanson (Def. Coor./LBs), Fred Kelley (TEs/Special Teams Coor.), Jason Pollak (WRs), James Montgomery (RBs/Recruiting Coor.), Will Plemons (DL), JB Hall (CBs), John Therrell (S), Henry Fernandez (Def. Asst.), Ryan Smaha (Dir. of Ops). Sports Information Football SID: Brian Berger (bwberger@csus.edu) SID Office Phone: (916) 278-4313 SID Fax: (916) 278-5429 SID Cell: (916) 397-4325 Press Box Phone: (916) 278-5995 Web Address: www.hornetsports.com 2018 Schedule

Sept. 1 St. Francis (Ill.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Sept. 8 at San Digo State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Northern Colorado (NC) . . . . . . . .1 p.m. Sept. 22 *at Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 noon Oct. 6 *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Oct. 13 *at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Oct. 20 *North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Oct. 27 *Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Nov. 3 *at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. Nov. 10 *Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Nov. 17 *at UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *Big Sky Conference game All Times Pacific


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2018 Opponents

UC Davis

Game 7 -- Oct. 20, 2018, San Luis Obispo, CA, 4:05 p.m. PDT

Keelan Doss Wide Receiver

Jake Maier Quarterback

Dan Hawkins Head Coach

Location: Davis, CA 95616 Founded: 1908 Enrollment: 37,395 Chancellor: Gary S. May (Georgia Tech ‘85) Athletics Director: Dr. Kevin Blue (Stanford ‘05) Colors: Yale Blue and Gold Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Aggies Stadium (Capacity): Aggie Stadium (10,849) Surface: Artificial (Shaw Sports Turf) Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 5-6 2017 Conference Record (Place): 3-5 (Eighth) Basic Offense: Pro-Set Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 50 / 14 Starters Returning / Lost: 13 / 11 Series: UC Davis 21-20-2 Last Meeting: UC Davis, 31-28, in 2017, Davis, CA Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

2017 Results

at San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-38 L San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-7 W at Portland State (NC) . . . . . . . . .37-14 W *at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-41 L *North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-24 W *Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . . .38-41 L *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . .31-45 L *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-28 W *at Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-17 W *Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-47 L *at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . .47-52 L * Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Dan Hawkins (UC Davis ‘84) Record / Years: 5-6 / Second Year Overall / Years: 116-68-1 / 17th Year Football Office Phone: (530) 752-0434 Best Time to Call: Mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Mark Speckman (Asst. HC/RBs), Robert Tucker (Def. Coor.), Tim Plough (Off. Coor./QBs), Isaiah Jackson (Inside LBs), Jerry Brady (Outside LBs), Cha’pelle Brown (DBs), Paul Creighton (TEs/Recruiting Coor.), Tim Keane (OL), Brandon Huppert (DL), Cody Hawkins (WRs), Bob Foster (Def. Consultant), Sam Young (Off. Consultant) Sports Information Football SID: Eric Bankston (elbankston@ucdavis.edu) SID Office Phone: (530) 752-3505 SID Fax: (530) 752-3664 SID Cell: (714) 705-3742 Press Box Phone: (530) 752-9367 Web Address: www.ucdavisaggies.com 2018 Schedule

Aug. 30 at San Jose State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Sept. 8 San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. Sept. 22 *Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Oct. 6 *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. Oct. 13 *Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. Oct. 20 *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. Oct. 27 *at Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Nov. 3 *Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. Nov. 10 *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Nov. 17 *Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. * Big Sky Conference game All Times Pacific

Northern Arizona

Game 8 -- Oct. 27, 2018, Flagstaff, AZ, 4 p.m. MST (CW6)

Case Cookus Quarterback

Wes Sutton Safety

Jerome Souers Head Coach

Location: Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Founded: 1899 Enrollment: 31,057 President: Dr. Rita Cheng (Bishop’s University) Vice President of Athletics: Mike Marlow (Washington State ‘90) Colors: Blue, Gold and Sage Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Lumberjacks Stadium (Capacity): Walkup Skydome (10,000) Surface: Real Grass Field Turf Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 7-5 2017 Conference Record (Place): 6-2, Tie-Third) Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 39 / 19 Starters Returning / Lost: 16 / 6 Series: Northern Arizona leads 11-1 Last Meeting: No. Arizona, 28-10, in 2017, at San Luis Obispo 2017 Results

Sept. 2 at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-62 L Sept. 9 Western Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-38 L Sept. 23 *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-10 W Sept. 30 *Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . .48-20 W Oct. 7 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-16 W Oct. 14 *at Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-20 W Oct. 21 *UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-31 W Oct. 28 *Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . .31-17 W Nov. 4 *at Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-17 L Nov. 11 *Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-36 W Nov. 18 *at Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-48 L Nov. 25 #San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-41 L *Big Sky Conference game #NCAA FCS playoff

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jerome Souers (Oregon ’83) Record / Years: 119-108 / 20 Years Overall / Years: Same Football Office Phone: (928) 523-6787 Best Time to Call: Weekday Mornings (Contact SID) Assistant Coaches: Aaron Pflugrad (Offensive Coordinator/ QBs), Andy Thompson (Associate HC/Defensive Coordinator/LBs), Travis Baker (DL), Jimmy Beal (Running Backs/TEs), Tim Davis (OL), Jalil Brown (DBs), Robin Pflugrad (WRs), Bruce Read (Special Teams Coor.) Sports Information Football SID: Randy Press SID Office Phone: (928) 523-6792 SID Fax: (928) 523-6793 SID Cell: (303) 908-0439 Press Box Phone: (928) 523-7729 / (928) 523-7730 Email: Randy.Press@nau.edu Web Address: www.nauathletics.com Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

2018 Schedule

at UTEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:30 p.m. Eastern Washington (NC) . . . . . . . .4 p.m. at Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 noon *Southern Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. *at Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. *at UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. *North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..2:30 p.m.

*Big Sky Conference game All Times Mountain


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Montana State

Game 9 -- November 3, 2018, Bozeman, MT, TBA MDT (SWX)

Zach Wright Defensive Line

Tucker Yates Defensive Line

Jeff Choate Head Coach

Location: Bozeman, MT 59717-2000 Founded: 1893 Enrollment: 15,550 President: Dr. Waded Cruzado (Puerto Rico at Mayagüez ’82) Athletics Director: Leon Costello (Loras ‘98) Colors: Blue and Gold Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Bobcats Stadium (Capacity): Bobcat Stadium (17,777) Surface: FieldTurf Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 5-6 2017 Conference Record (Place): 5-3 (Tie-Sixth Place) Basic Offense: One-Back Basic Defense: 3-4 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 40 / 20 Starters Returning / Lost: 15 / 9 Series: Cal Poly leads 10-5 Last Meeting: Montana State, 45-28, in 2015, at Bozeman, MT

Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

2017 Results

at Washington State . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-31 L South Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . . .27-31 L *at North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-21 W *Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-25 L *Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-22 W *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . .19-31 L *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . .27-24 W *Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-14 W Kennesaw State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-16 L *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37 L *Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-23 W *Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jeff Choate (Montana-Western ‘93) Record / Years: 9-13 / Third Year Overall / Years: 9-13 / Third Year Football Office Phone: (406) 994-5694 Best Time to Call: Monday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Ty Gregorak (Def. Coor./LBs), Brian Armstrong (Off. Coor./TEs), BJ Robertson (Special Teams Coor.), Bob Cole (Passing Game Coor./QBs), Joshua Taufalele (OL), DeNarius McHgee (RBs), Matt Miller (WRs/Recruiting Coor.), Byron Hout (DL), Mark Orphey (DBs), Kyle Risinger (DB Asst.). Sports Information Football SID: Bill Lamberty (blamberty@msubobcats.com) SID Office Phone: (406) 994-5133 SID Fax: (406) 994-2278 SID Cell: (406) 580-6781 Press Box Phone: (406) 994-3099 / (406) 994-3100 Web Address: www.msubobcats.com Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

Idaho State

2018 Schedule

Western Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. at South Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *at Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 p.m. *at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Idaho State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA

*Big Sky Conference game All Times Mountain

Game 10 -- November 10, 2018, San Luis Obispo, CA, 4:05 p.m. PST

Tanner Gueller Quarterback

James Madison Running Back

Rob Phenicie Head Coach

Location: Pocatello, ID 83209 Founded: 1901 Enrollment: 14,489 President: Dr. Arthur Vailas (New Hampshire ’73) Athletics Director: Jeff Tingey (Weber State ’02) Colors: Black and Orange Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Bengals Stadium (Capacity): Holt Arena (12,000) Surface: Helas Turf Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 4-7 2017 Conference Record (Place): 2-6 (Tie-Ninth Place) Basic Offense: Spread Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 44 / 15 Starters Returning / Lost: 16 / 8 Series: Cal Poly leads 13-8 Last Meeting: Idaho State, 38-34, in 2017, at Pocatello

Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 18

2017 Results

Western Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-6 W at Utah State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-51 L at Nevada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-28 W *at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . .42-43 L *Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-34 W *Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-39 L *at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . .21-41 L *Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59-30 W *at Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-28 L *UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-56 L *at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..7-35 L *Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Rob Phenicie (Memphis ‘89) Record / Years: 4-7 / Second Year Overall / Years: 4-7 / Second Year Football Office Phone: (208) 282-2779 Best Time to Call: Monday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Matt Ferriter (Off. Coor./QBs), Roger Cooper (Def. Coor./LB), Steve Fifita (DL), David Fiefia (Asst. Head Coach/RBs/Special Teams Coordinator), Roman Sapolu (OL), Jay Staggs (Safeties), Aaron Peier (TE), Kam Yancy (CBs) Sports Information Football SID: Steve Schaack (schaste4@isu.edu) SID Office Phone: (208) 282-2621 SID Fax: (208) 282-3659 SID Cell: (208) 406-3570 Press Box Phone: (208) 282-2952 Web Address: www.isubengals.com Aug. 31 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

2018 Schedule

Western State (Colo.) . . . . . . . . .6:35 p.m. at California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. *at North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m. *Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. at Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 noon *Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:35 p.m. *at Portland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:05 p.m. *Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA

*Big Sky Conference game All Times Mountain


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Southern Utah

Game 11 -- November 17, 2018, San Luis Obispo, CA, 4:05 p.m. PST

Zach Larsen Offensive Line

Jalen Russell Cornerback

Demario Warren Head Coach

Location: Cedar City, UT 84720 Founded: 1897 Enrollment: 10,245 President: Scott Wyatt (Utah State) Athletics Director: Debbie Corum (Vanderbilt) Colors: Scarlet and White Conference: Big Sky Nickname: Thunderbirds Stadium (Capacity): Eccles Coliseum (8,500) Surface: FieldTurf Team Information 2017 Overall Record: 9-3 2017 Conference Record (Place): 7-1 (Tie-First Place) Basic Offense: Spread Basic Defense: 4-3 Lettermen Returning / Lost: 34 / 22 Starters Returning / Lost: 14 / 8 Series: Cal Poly leads 19-9 Last Meeting: SUU won 20-14, in 2017 at Cedar City, UT

Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

2017 Results

at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6L15 p.m. at Stephen F. Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. at Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. at Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. *at UC Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m. *Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . .2:30 p.m. *Big Sky Conference game

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Demario Warren (UC Davis ‘08) Record / Years: 15-8 / Third Year Overall / Years: 15-8 / Third Year Football Office Phone: (435) 586-5470 Best Time to Call: Weekday mornings (call SID) Assistant Coaches: Justin Walterscheid (Offensive Coor./Asst. Head Coach/QBs), Ryan Hunt (Associate Head Coach/DL), Anthony Arceneaux (Special Teams Coor./WRs), Solomona Tapasa (LBs), TeagWhiting (TEs), Jared Ursua (WRs), Aaron Fernandez (OL), Tommy Collet Jr. (Safetie), Sam Elliott (RBs), CJ Wilford (Defensive emphasis) Sports Information Football SID: Bryson Lester (brysonlester@suu.edu) SID Office Phone: (801) 860-8653 SID Fax: N/A SID Cell: (801) TBA Press Box Phone: (435) 586-5447 Web Address: www.suutbirds.com Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

2018 Schedule

North Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. at Oregon State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 p.m. *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. *Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Northern Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *Montana . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. *Weber State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA *at Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:05 p.m.

*Big Sky Conference game All Times Mountain

Early Days of Cal Poly Football

Though the first Cal Poly football team to have a head coach hired by the university played its first season in 1915, there was football on campus as early as 1905. Deuel Hall is in the background. Photos are from the Polytechnic Journal.


Mustang Memorial Plaza Friends and family of E. Gary Van Horn attended dedication ceremony for Mustang Memorial Plaza.

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ustang Memorial Plaza at Alex G. Spanos Stadium was formally dedicated September 29, 2006, with over 400 people in attendance, including survivors, friends and family members of those who lost their lives. Cal Poly’s 1960 football team was honorably inducted into the Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame later that evening at Chumash Auditorium. Richard Equinoa, retired director of career services at Cal Poly, read the names of the 53 members of the team who were inducted. As many as 46 of the inductees were represented at the induction dinner. Gil Stork, a survivor of the Oct. 29, 1960, plane crash at Toledo, Ohio, that took the lives of 18 team members, served as Master of Ceremonies. Representing the 1960 football team at the podium were survivors Carl Bowser and Ted Tollner. The unity and depth of brotherhood shared by the 1960 players made the group an ideal selection for Cal Poly’s unprecedented selection of an entire team for Hall of Fame honors, according to Alison Cone, Cal Poly’s director of athletics at the time. Eighteen of the original 25 survivors of the tragic plane crash were still alive at the time, and most were present for the remembrance ceremonies, as well as a number of family members. “This dedication is one of the most significant moments in Cal Poly’s

Relatives of halfback John Bell gather in front of memorial plaque. Photos by Chris Leschinsky

history, as well as for me personally,” said then-Cal Poly President Warren J. Baker. “The new Mustang Memorial Plaza is Cal Poly’s tribute to the 1960 team. With this plaza, we will preserve forever the memory of the 18 who perished in the tragic crash, so that their hopes and dreams live on.” A flock of doves was released during the dedication ceremony and PolyPhonics performed two songs. President Baker presided over the unveiling of the granite plaques placed on 18 copper pillars representing each of the 18 team members -- 16 players, a Mustang booster and the team manager -- who lost their lives in the crash. The 15,000-square-foot Mustang Memorial Plaza is rich in symbolism. It is anchored by a striking bronze sculpture of a mustang created by Roy Harris -- aptly titled “Unbridled Spirit” -- which stands at the center of a ‘team huddle’ created by a circle of 18 pillars faced in copper, a metal that grows more beautiful with time. Each of the 18 pillars stands at the same height as that of its honoree. Soft beams of light glow from the tops of the pillars, permanent beacons that serve to guide those who wish to honor the memory of the team. Each pillar displays a granite plaque engraved with the 1961 yearbook photo of the honored individual, statistics for that player, and personal information. As one family member wrote in tribute to its lost loved one, “Always loved. Never forgotten.”

Survivors of the 1960 Cal Poly plane crash include Ted Tollner (left), who spoke at the Hall of Fame dinner; Al Marinai (center), who helped initiate the plaza project; and Gil Stork (right), Master of Ceremonies for both the plaza dedication and Hall of Fame dinner.


2018 Cal Poly Football Schedule

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

Opponent Time at North Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . . .12:30 p.m. $WEBER STATE (NC) . . . . . . . . . . . .6:05 p.m. %BROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:05 p.m. *at Eastern Washington . . . . . . . . . . .1:05 p.m. *¢MONTANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. *at Sacramento State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m. Bye *#&UC DAVIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. *at Northern Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m. *at Montana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m. *+^IDAHO STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m. *∞SOUTHERN UTAH . . . . . . . . . . . .4:05 p.m.

&Mustang Family Weekend $Youth Night ¢White Out #Battle for the Golden Horseshoe +Hats off to Heroes %Friday Night Football ∞Senior Day (Green Out/Youth Day) *Big Sky game ^Homecoming All Times Pacific All games broadcast on ESPN Radio 1280 AM / 101.7 FM

Photograph by: Eric Burdick

2018 Cal Poly Football Team Information Guide  

The 2018 Cal Poly Football Team Information Guide includes rosters, facilities, opponents' information, conference updates and academic info...

2018 Cal Poly Football Team Information Guide  

The 2018 Cal Poly Football Team Information Guide includes rosters, facilities, opponents' information, conference updates and academic info...

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